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Son of famous Chinese author Lu Xun dies at age of 81

04-08-2011 08:51 BJT

BEIJING, April 7 (Xinhua) -- Zhou Haiying, the son of the famous 20th century Chinese writer Lu Xun, died of illness Thursday morning at the age of 81 in Beijing.

File photo taken in 1933 shows Zhou Haiying (bottom) and his parents.
Zhou Haiying, the son of the famous 20th century Chinese writer Lu
Xun, died of illness Thursday morning at the age of 81 in Beijing.
China's State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT),
the government agency which Zhou once worked for, issued an obituary
on its website. (Xinhua)

The State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT), the government agency which Zhou once worked for, issued an obituary on its website.

A funeral service will be held on April 11 for Zhou at Babaoshan Cemetery of western Beijing, according to the obituary.

Zhou Haiying was born in September 1929 in Shanghai and was author of the book "Lu Xun and Me in 70 years."

Zhou studied in the physics department of Peking University in 1950s and later joined the Broadcasting Administration, the predecessor of the SARFT. He was an expert in radio communication.

His father Lu Xun, who died in 1936, was among the leading Chinese writers who helped kick Chinese literature into the modern era with novels such as "The True Story of Ah Q" and "A Madman's Diary."

Lu Xun's real name is Zhou Shuren.

 

 


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