Lu Xun and Ai Weiwei - China Foundations Bro Fisher 1 Why...

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China FoundationsBro. FisherMay 30, 20171.Why did Lu Xun give up his study of medicine in Japan?When Lu Xun was in Japan studying medicine during the war time, he was shown a videoabout how the Japanese killed the Chinese. There were many Chinese people who were being spectators and did nothing to help those people who were being killing by the Japanese. Lu Xun saw that the spectators had a look of curiosity in their faces. He felt that medicine could just save people’s bodies but not their spirits. China needed to wakeup and he wanted to use literature to wake the Chinese people’s spirit and save China from danger.2.Do you agree with Mao Zedong's assessment of Lu Xun as "a hero without parallel in [China's] history...China's greatest revolutionary"? Why or why not? Use at least one specific example from the documentary and your experience reading Lu Xun's writings toexplain.I agree with this assessment because at the time, China still didn’t have the right of freedom of speech. That meant that Lu Xun was the only one who could get up there and use a refined language to write articles in order to wake the Chinese people’s spirit. Plus, his articles and novels dramatically described how bad China’s situation was. The way he used to write was sarcastic and powerfully criticized the Chinese people’s weaknesses. He was the one who let the people realize that it was time to fight for their

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