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INTRODUCTION TO THE CHINESE NAME The American-Based StackExchange Network ranks below Quora in Alexa. Quora receives a lot of traffic, including traffic from native Chinese speakers with professional competency in at least written English and fluently bilingual heritage speakers. StackExchange, on the other hand, is kind of a niche website, so the ...


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On this website (in Chinese): 鲁迅”这个笔名,历来有两种解释:一种说法是指“鲁”字乃鲁迅先生母亲的姓,他的小说中常提到的“鲁镇”,就是他母亲的老家;“迅”是他的小名,所以在他的小说里也出现过“迅哥儿”一词。另一种解释是先生挚友许寿裳所说,他亲自问过鲁迅先生,先生笑道:“取愚鲁而迅行的意思。”此乃先生自谦之辞。这两种说法,都是从字面上解释,也切合鲁迅的生平,都说得通。可最近又有人发现了第三种解释。认为“迅”字,古义为狼。出处见《尔雅·释兽》:“狼子绝有力者曰迅。”照这样注解引申出来,“鲁迅”是指狼的一个勇敢有力的儿子。持此一说的是历史学家侯外庐。他说,鲁迅是封建社会的叛逆者,他的小说代表作《狂人日记》就是抨击封建社会“吃人”制度的,他取用这两个字为名,正是鲜明表示他甘以“狼子”自居,...


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I found somewhere that provides a proper source, although it seems the interview was conducted and probably published in Chinese, so it may be difficult to actually find the original unless you speak Chinese. From a footnote in Paul B. Foster, Ah Q Archaeology: Lu Xun, Ah Q, Ah Q Progeny and the National Character Discourse in Twentieth Century China, ...


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