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.