“You’re stepping on my shadow, please back off,” she said.

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

Sun Saiyin's new book on Lu Xun (with preface by Julia Lovell)


Beyond the Iron House: Lu Xun and the Modern Chinese Literary Field. Beijing: Tsinghua University Press, 2014. 294 pp. ISBN: 978-7-302-38494-6 [written in English]

Preface written by Julia Lovell:
"I first read Sun Saiyin’s eye-opening work on Lu Xun when I was finishing my translation of Lu Xun’s complete short stories. For months, I had been absorbed in Lu Xun’s fictional language: in trying to understand his choice of words and tone, and trying to replicate them faithfully in English. Saiyin’s work drew me back outside Lu Xun’s abstract, fictional worlds, pushing me to re-engage with the writer as an individual and with his context..."

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