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This piece is an eye opener to the Chinese culture, although it comes in the form of a Fiction novel The novel takes place in the country side of China, and follows the character named Ah Q from the time of his adulthood until death Ah Q is considered as nobody amongst the town people and he is very much complacent with that, until he gets the opportunity to make a name for himself and reputation The novel gives way to the struggle and standard that the Chinese are held up to, in order to be This piece is an eye opener to the Chinese culture, although it comes in the form of a Fiction novel The novel takes place in the country side of China, and follows the character named Ah Q from the time of his adulthood until death Ah Q is considered as nobody amongst the town people and he is very much complacent with that, until he gets the opportunity to make a name for himself and reputation The novel gives way to the struggle and standard that the Chinese are held up to, in order to be considered a success While I am fully aware that I need to be farwell versed in Chinese history to fully understand Lu Xun s critique and social commentary of Chinese society and culture, what satire I did recognize was sharply written Ah Q is the embodiment of all of China s faults and flaws prior to the Cultural Revolution, and Lu Xun writes it well It s kind of comical to read about Ah Q s journey, and the end of the story makes it clear as to what Lu Xun s feelings are about the state of Chinese national While I am fully aware that I need to be farwell versed in Chinese history to fully understand Lu Xun s critique and social commentary of Chinese society and culture, what satire I did recognize was sharply written Ah Q is the embodiment of all of China s faults and flaws prior to the Cultural Revolution, and Lu Xun writes it well It s kind of comical to read about Ah Q s journey, and the end of the story makes it clear as to what Lu Xun s feelings are about the state of Chinese national character at the time just finished reading the bilingual edition of the true story of ah q by lu xun chinese french for my modern and contemporary chinese literature class, and I kind of enjoyed it this novella is generally held to be a masterpiece of modern chinese literature, it is also considered as the first piece of work to fully utilize vernacular chinese after the may 4th movement in 1919, china.i said that i kind of liked it because i simply didn t liked the translation ive read but still liked the stor just finished reading the bilingual edition of the true story of ah q by lu xun chinese french for my modern and contemporary chinese literature class, and I kind of enjoyed it this novella is generally held to be a masterpiece of modern chinese literature, it is also considered as the first piece of work to fully utilize vernacular chinese after the may 4th movement in 1919, china.i said that i kind of liked it because i simply didn t liked the translation ive read but still liked the story after all the translation was in my opinion not the best one, but i still liked the notes they included to explain the story historical background i m planning on buying an english translation and or read another french one i really enjoyed the story that provides a commentary on the state of the revolution which had occurred in 1911 the xinhai revolution and had supposedly done away with the feudal elements of society i also really enjoyed the complicated and unusual character of ah q, the metaphors, the cultural references, etc.would i recommend this book if you are interested in chinese literature, definitely yes because it is a must read.to be really honest, yes i enjoyed this novella but doing researches on the author himself, on the novella itself etc is farinteresting because it had a huge success, received a lot of criticism and had still having diverse discussions truly interesting in my opinion, and I will definitely have to readthings by lu xun Ah Q is the best story I ve ever read by a Chinese author. ( Download Book ) ☮ The True Story of Ah Q ♋ Considered a masterpiece, this story was written in , and is set in the China ofthe period of the old democratic revolution It concerns the tragedy of Ah Q, a farm laborer who suffers a lifetime of humiliation and persecution, dreams of revolution, and ends up on the execution ground The story colorfully reflects the rural conditions in semi feudal and semi colonial China, and brings to life the time s sharp class contradictions and the peasant masses demand for revolution Its simplicity and directness of style, and the beauty of Lu Hsun s language, place The True Story of Ah Q high among literary works of the time for both content and style One of the greatest story of all time simply told.I had come across this story way back in 1980s when I was privileged to see the Bengali theatre adaptation Jagannath.Almost immediately I borrowed a selection of his stories in Bengali LU HSUNer nirvachit galpo edited and translated by Sandip Sengupta Katha o Kahini and read all the stories The very first story in the book was dairy of a madman and the seventh story was the true storey of Ah Q.Thereafter I bought every LU XUN or LU HS One of the greatest story of all time simply told.I had come across this story way back in 1980s when I was privileged to see the Bengali theatre adaptation Jagannath.Almost immediately I borrowed a selection of his stories in Bengali LU HSUNer nirvachit galpo edited and translated by Sandip Sengupta Katha o Kahini and read all the stories The very first story in the book was dairy of a madman and the seventh story was the true storey of Ah Q.Thereafter I bought every LU XUN or LU HSUN as he was known then books I could lay my hands on Of course courtesy Foreign Languages Press, Peking Beijing , they were affordable not as affordable as the Progress Publishers books, but still, affordable for students earning on the sly with one or two tutions.His stories, prose poems, essays all are so simply written that even bad translators couldn t kill their flavour In variably, the English translations were barely passable, but the Bengali translations used to be pretty good I don t know Chinese and don t know if any of the Bengali translators knew Chinese.Having a look at the LU Xun books on my self, I find FLP Foreign Languages Press, E English 1 Call to Arms FLP E 2 Old Tales Retold FLP E 3 Wild Grass FLP E 4 Wandering FLP E 5 Dawn Blossoms Plucked at Dusk FLP E 6 Selected Stories of LU HSUN FLP E 7 Selected Essays Ed Samar Ghosh, BENGALI 8 Selected Stories BENGALI I had read all his available books All these books still remain with me literally and figuratively Lu Xun exposes all the ugliness and backwardness in Chinese society at the turn of the twentieth century Interestingly, I can see many things he describes in my own society and the Asian mentality in general. Wish I d been exposed toinfluential writers from Asia before now, but glad I m getting some exposure to some now Turns out Lu Xun is total bad ass this book is hilarious, dark, and fkn strange. A Q is an outcast, one who nevertheless has an irreplaceable place in the small village that he lives in Despite villagers distain of him, he is a handy seasonal employee, laughingstock at the local pub, and most importantly, a scapegoat beneficiary for things unfamiliar to Weizhuang However the world sees him, he lives with content in his own translation He clings to power, because as much as he can justify his supremacy by calling everyone his son at heart, he gains the most gratification A Q is an outcast, one who nevertheless has an irreplaceable place in the small village that he lives in Despite villagers distain of him, he is a handy seasonal employee, laughingstock at the local pub, and most importantly, a scapegoat beneficiary for things unfamiliar to Weizhuang However the world sees him, he lives with content in his own translation He clings to power, because as much as he can justify his supremacy by calling everyone his son at heart, he gains the most gratification via the admiration of others He notices physical pain, hunger, and sexual desire, but nowhere in the book does it mention that he has a sense of empathy or sense of morality I think Lu Xun s description of a sociopathic narcissistic outlier reflectson the world around him than the person himself The fact that the villagers buy A Q s bluff reflects they know as much about what s going on as A Q does the fake westerner s cruelty toward his fellow countrymen makes revolution an oxymoron Take my rating with a grain of salt, since I read this in a ruined Spanish language edition from 1970 Lu Xun gets his point across, and the misadventures of A Q are certainly entertaining, but for me the satire is just a bit too on the nose It s clear from the first five pages that A Q s spiritual victories are symbolic of late imperial China self destructive pride in the face of constant inadequacy and humiliation, and from then on every chapter is a variation on the theme For me it was 5 Take my rating with a grain of salt, since I read this in a ruined Spanish language edition from 1970 Lu Xun gets his point across, and the misadventures of A Q are certainly entertaining, but for me the satire is just a bit too on the nose It s clear from the first five pages that A Q s spiritual victories are symbolic of late imperial China self destructive pride in the face of constant inadequacy and humiliation, and from then on every chapter is a variation on the theme For me it was 5 5 as a document of its times, but not necessarily captivating on its own The prose seemed simple enough that I don t think i missed too much in translation, but it s likely that I would have been better off reading this in the original