The Fifth Station of Theme Education Activities of Searching for Legal Culture Red Resources-Shanghai Luxun Museum


By Translator Hu Ran, March 29st, 2019


On March 23, 2019, In order to commemorate the 100th anniversary of May 4th Movement of 1919 and the 30th anniversary of the Law Society of Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, a “legal culture red resource search team” composed of 16 students from Law School of Shanghai University of Finance and Economics visited Shanghai Luxun Museum. Shanghai Luxun Museum is located in Luxun’s Park, Hongkou District, Shanghai, adjacent to the Luxun's former residence.



Lu Xun (September 25, 1881-October 19, 1936), formerly known as Zhou Zhangshou, later renamed Zhou Shuren, from Huiji County, Shaoxing, Zhejiang Province, a great modern Chinese proletarian writer, thinker and revolutionist. He published Chinese first modern vernacular novel, Diary of a Madman, on May 15, 1918. The True Story of Ah Q was published by him in 1921. Lu Xun's works are mainly novels and essays, and his representative works include Call, Pacing back and forth and Ascends towards the Colored Evening.




Lu Xun is known as “the soul of the nation” because he has fought all his life with his pen and worked hard for his books. Lu Xun’s life is characterized by “Boldly forth Head bowed, like a willing ox I serve the children”. His spirit has deeply influenced generations of intellectuals. Lu Xun is also one of the giants of world culture in the 20th century: he created “both inside and outside, which merge with the world's trend of thought of the times and do not destroy Chinese national character”; as well as the literature of “Chinese who want to participate in the world’s undertakings today” with unique personal style. Like the world’s outstanding thinkers and writers at the same time, he paid close attention to the common problems faced by mankind while paying attention to his own nation, and made his own unique contribution.





After the visit, the students said that they were shocked by Lu Xun's “national spirit” and expressed their own feelings.


Wang Shiyu (Grade 17 undergraduate in economic law): What impressed me most during the whole visit was a sentence engraved on the wall: “Cultivating People and then they could do everything”. Its whole sentence is “China wants to be a contender in the world. Its first priority is to cultivate people. Cultivating People and then they could do everything.” Cultivating People is the core of Lu Xun's thought. It refers to the perfection of people’s thoughts and civilization. The civilization of people is not innate, but depends on continuous improvement the day after tomorrow. Lu Xun thought that the way to save the country and the people is cultivating people. In order for the Chinese nation to stand erectly among the nations of the world and national hope, it is necessary to cultivate countless new people with independent personality, awakening consciousness and mental health, and to establish a “people’s country”. In order to recast the national spirit and realize this thought, Lu Xun strove to “shoulder the gate of darkness and let them go to a broad and bright place” and fought all his life.


Miao Zhe (Class 2, Grade 18 Juris Master): “Boldly forth Head bowed, like a willing ox I serve the children”. Lu Xun's life was full of ardent sincerity towards the Chinese nation. Today, I had the honor of visiting and studying at Shanghai Luxun Museum. Every carving and painting in the museum is a question to the soul, which is still ringing after decades. “Numbed countrymen” and “studying medicine can't save China”, Lu Xun, who was 48 kg when he dies, was still the backbone of the whole nation. After the death of Lu Xun, Chinese “soul” has lost a bright skim and a head-on blow. He has passed away, but we should learn self-improvement. In today’s changing world, we should shoulder the important task of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation and constantly push ourselves forward.


Cui Yali (Grade 18 Academic Master): This time, we were very lucky to visit Shanghai Luxun Museum and were moved by Lu Xun's thought and spirit. Lu Xun fought for our country's revolutionary cause of saving the nation all his life. He used a pen as a weapon to write a new culture, new ideas and new morality. In addition, Lu Xun is an outstanding writer, leaving behind some century-old works such as Call and Ascends towards the Colored Evening.


“Boldly forth Head bowed, like a willing ox I serve the children” is a portrayal of his life and one of the principles that communists should practice. This kind of spirit has stepped over decades and is increasingly shining today. President Xi Jinping put forward the Chinese dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, which requires us to regain the heritage of our ancestors. This kind of person and spirit should be beacon to alert us, urging us to strive for socialist modernization and serve the people.


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Published:2019-03-29 Hit:661

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