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The  True  Story  of  Ah  Q 


Lu  Xun 


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The  True  Story  of  Ah  Q 
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The  True  Story  of  Ah  Q (simplified  Chinese:  FT  Q -I-#:  traditional  Chinese:  Ft 
Q jT#)  is  an  episodic  novella  written  by  Lu  Xun,  first  published  as  a serial 
between  December  4,  1921  and  February  12,  1922.  It  was  later  placed  in  his 
first  short  story  collection  Call  to  Arms  Nahan)  in  1923  and  is  the  longest 
of  the  stories  in  the  collection.  The  piece  is  generally  held  to  be  a masterpiece 
of  modern  Chinese  literature,  since  it  is  considered  the  first  piece  of  work  fully 
to  use  Vernacular  Chinese  after  the  1919  May  4th  Movement  in  China. 


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Read  in  Chinese  by  Vivienne  Wong 
T otal  running  time  01:43:40 


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Cover  image:  Chinese  Man  of  the  Peasant  Class  by  John  Thomson  (1837-1921). 
Cover  designed  by  Availle.This  design  is  in  the  public  domain.