Born during the decline of the Qing, Lu Xun would go on to be one of China's most important modern writers for his literary efforts to cure the body China. Today, Lu Xun's Former Residence (Lǔ Xùn Gùjū, 鲁迅故居) is part of a number of sites, alongside Lu Xun's former school (Sānwèi Shū Wū, 三味书屋), Lu Xun's Ancestral Home and Lu Xun Memorial Hall, forming a block named the Lu Xun Native Place (Lǔ Xùn Gùlǐ Fēngjǐng Qū, 鲁迅故里风景区). The residence preserves the traditional Zhejiang garden compound..
Shaoxing's East Lake (Dōng Hú, 东湖) is a man-made lake just a few minutes east of the center of the city. But before you get stuck on the images of man-made suburban ponds that are running through your head, keep in mind that this spot began life as a stone quarry, 1,300 years ago, during the Sui Dynasty. Once the beautiful green rock had been removed from the site, the people of Shaoxing dammed the surrounding streams, filling the quarry with water. With the addition of pagodas and winding paths, the lake soon became a place for..