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2017-12-14

Luxun Park

Luxun Park
Opening Hours: 9AM-4PM
Ticket: Free
Transportation:
Address: No.146 Dong jiangwan lu

Luxun Park located north of Suzhou Creek in the Hongkou district and once called Hongkou Park, Lu Xun Park was renamed in honor of a major Chinese writer in 1988.

Lu Xun (1881-1936) is regarded as the founder of modern Chinese writing and was a revered scholar and teacher who lived in Shanghai for the last 8 years of his life.

Lu Xun's tomb is located at the western end of the park. Hailed by the Communist Party as an advocate of Social Realism, the respect he earned from the CCP is marked by an inscription written by Mao and a tree flanking his tomb that was planted by Zhou Enlai.

At the eastern end of the park is the Lu Xun Memorial, which has recently been transformed into a contemporary museum and has imaginative displays of samples of Lu's work and relics of his life.