Wolfgang Kubin - Professor of Sinology, Bonn University
Lu Xun (1881-1936) is a misleading and “dangerous’ thinker. If we read his writings without paying too much attention to its concrete historical background, then we very often get the impression that he is talking about today’s Chinese society. This might be the reason why last year some of his essays were removed from schoolbooks on the mainland. His “Memory of Liu Hezhen” for instance reads today as if written after June 4th. The lecture tries to show why the writings of Lu Xun do not fit into the policy of China any more.