A Brief History of Chinese Fiction
A Brief History of Chinese Fiction was written by Lu Xun. The book is mainly about the inception, development, and evolution of Chinese ancient novels. It is a significant masterpiece with pioneering contributions in the modernization of Chinese literary research. It serves as a general literary history, divided into sections. His way of writing literary history has had a far-reaching influence on literary research and the writing of future generations. In the book, much attention is paid to folk literature, which is an especially significant research area after "the May 4th Movement"—the movement being a full embodiment of the perspectives and characteristics of modern academic development.