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Forging the swords





A classic from China's most famous contemporary literary leader Lu Xun.


Forging the Swords is an innovative and new telling of a traditional Chinese tale. In this story, a couple of craftsmen were ordered to make a sword for the king, but ended up losing their lives.Their son was left to revenge for them, and he encountered strange twists and turns along the way. Revenge has been elevated to pure art by the author Lu Xun. And Xi Jiu’s i llustrations are arranged in a cinematic way, giving the readers an immersive feeling. This title has given a new meaning to the eternal theme of revenge, which is the realm of art and human nature.

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Lu Xun(1881 – 1936), was a Chinese writer, essayist, poet, and literary critic. He was a leading figure and pioneer of modern Chinese literature.Writing in vernacular Chinese and classical Chinese, he was a short story writer, editor, translator, literary critic, essayist, poet, and designer.


Xi Jiu is an illustrator and picture book writer.
She was born in 1990, and now she is living in Beijing.

Text: Lu Xun
Illustration: Xi Jiu
Published by folio, July 2021

164 Pages
210mm*260mm
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