Updated: 2011-09-23 07:49
Zhou Shuren was born in Shaoxing, Zhejiang province.
Left home to study at Jiangnan Naval Academy in Nanjing, Jiangsu province.
Transferred to the School of Mines and Railways in Nanjing.
Graduated and left China for Japan on a government scholarship and began to study Japanese.
Left Tokyo for medical school in rural Sendai.
Abandoned medical studies and returned to Shaoxing for an arranged marriage, but soon returned to Tokyo with his brother Zhou Zuoren.
Returned to China and began to teach physiology and chemistry in Hangzhou, Zhe-jiang province.
Wrote his first short story, Nostalgia.
Left Hangzhou to take up a job in the Ministry of Education in Nanjing, and then in Beijing, where he absorbed himself in antiquarian research.
Published his first vernacular short story Diary of a Madman under the pseudonym Lu Xun.
Completed his first short story collection Outcry
Began a love affair with Xu Guangping, his former student.
Left Beijing with Xu Guangping to take up teaching posts in Xiamen and Guangzhou respectively.
Moved to Shanghai.
Xu Guangping gave birth to their only son, Zhou Haiying.
Died of tuberculosis in Shanghai.
(China Daily 09/23/2011 page19)