Chinese Writer Helps Design New Republic’s Emblem
Zhou Zhangshou (Lu Xun) was born in Shaoxing, Zhejiang province, China in 1881. He attended Jiangnan Naval Academy in 1898 where he had contact with Western thought reading Huxley’s “Evolution and Ethics” and Mill’s “On Liberty.” Zhou attended Sendai Medical Academy in 1904 the first foreign student at the college. He left medical school and concentrated on writing, publishing a series of essays on the history of science, Chinese and comparative literature, Chinese society, reform and religion, as well as translating the literature of various countries into Chinese. He returned to China to become a high school teacher. With the Xinhai Revolution of 1911 he joined the Republican administration in the Ministry of Education in Peking. He has started writing his own stories.