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Feng Yu Mao Lu

风雨茅庐

Address: No. 63, Guanchang Lane大学路场官弄63号

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It is a Chinese bungalow located downtown. The house was designed by Yu Dafu (1896-1945), a modern Chinese short story writer who received a traditional Chinese education in Hangzhou. One of Yu’s early works is “Chen Lun,” published in 1921, also his most famous. It gained immense popularity in China, shocking the world of Chinese literature with its frank dealing with sex, as well as grievances directed at the incompetence of the Chinese government at the time. It is said that Yu spent a large amount of money on the house, which he built for his wife, Wang Yingxia. At one time, there were 9,000 books collected by Yu in the residence, but all were destroyed during the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression (1937-1945). The bungalow was regarded as the testimony to their love, although their marriage later broke up.

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