Call to Arms

October 31, 2020
Call to Arms

Call to Arms is a collection of revolutionary Chinesewriter Lu Xun’s most famous and most important short stories.Featuring “A Madman’s Diary,” a scathing attack of traditionalConfucian civilization and “The True Story of Ah Q,” a poignantsatire about the hypocrisy of Chinese national character and thefirst work written entirely in the Chinese vernacular. Togetherthis collection exposes a contradictory legacy of cosmopolitanindependence, polemical fractiousness, and anxious patriotism thatcontinues to resonate in Chinese intellectual life today.