Lu shun, the famous chinese writer,was a contemporary of Munshi Prem Chand, the great litreary personality and as a writer, stands a fair comparison with him both took up the case of weaker and exploited sections of society and tried to remove the cowebs of hypocrisy and superstitions . Both knew intimately the stark realities of the rural life in their respective countries .
Again , like Prem chand Lu Shun was also a writer of people in true sense of the word . He opposed the fedual system and championed the cause of peoples rights. He expressed deep sympathy with the exploited people living under semi- feudal society of china and all his life for their liberation. Lu Shun also took part in political activities and organised the chinese youth against the repressive measures of the kuomintang government. Somf famous literary works of Lu Shun are : Diary of a mad man , Warm air , medicine, My old house and workship of the New year.
Lu Shun was born on 25th september,1881, in shao shing (china). At the age of 18, he went to nanking for studies and in 1902 to Japan for completing a course in medicine. he took admission in a provincial college but leaving his studies he came to Tokyo.
In Tokyo with the cooperation of some enthusiastic Chinese youth he triedto start a literary magazine but failed for lack of cooperation. On his return from Japan in 1908 , Lu shun inspired the Chinese youths for revolutionary activities. This progressive writer who was a champion of the downtrodden breathed his last on 19th october, 1936 at the young age of 55.