5 years after Lu Xun's death, Xu Guangping was captured by Japanese and tortured for 76 days. Xiao Hong: She's not worth it
Xiao Hong was born in Heilongjiang in 1911. She was 30 years younger than Lu Xun. Like Lu Xun and Xu Guangping, she opposed civil war.
During Republic of China period, she created many works, was known as "Literary Luoshen of 1930s" and was quite famous.
She knew Lu Xun and his wife and often visited their house, learning not only about their relationship, but also about past of their acquaintance and love. Naturally, he also knew that before falling in love with Xu Guangping, Lu Xun had another marriage.
A woman older than Lu Xun by three years, her surname is Zhu, and her only name is An, very gentle and honest.
The union of two people arose on orders of their parents.
Zhou's mother worried all day about her son's marriage. After discussion with Zhu An's parents, they decided to let two children get married.
At that time, Lu Xun was studying in Japan, but his mother tricked him into returning to China, and God married him.Title first term
It is well known that Lu Xun hated three-inch golden lotus, and young Zhu An could not escape corrupted thinking of that era.
She was forcibly pressed to a chair by her mother and servants, she roughly crushed her toes, wrapped them tightly with a long wet cloth and put on her heels. Over years, feet could not grow normally and turned into so-called "three-inch golden lotus."
To please her husband, on her wedding day, Zhu An wore large and unsuitable shoes with layers of cotton sewn into them. Even though she was careful, her loose shoes fell off her feet. "Trick" was noticed by Lu Xun.
The night before wedding, although they spent night in same room, they did not become husband and wife. The next day, Lu Xun went to bed in his office and resolutely flew back to Japan before third day.
Until 1947, when Zhu An closed his eyes, he was still alone, and their married life in this life was just a couple in name.
Lu Xun naturally considered divorcing her so that they would both get rid of this pain, but in end he could not resist, fearing that gossip in this feudal era would drive her into a dead end.Xu Guangping is different
Unlike Zhu An, who has been locked in a house all his life, Xu Guangping has his own world, his own ideals and his own beliefs.
She studied at No. 1 Women's Normal School in Tianjin Zhili, not only met with Prime Minister Zhou Enlai, but also participated in May 4th Movement under his leadership, and was editor-in-chief of Awakening Weekly.
Before meeting Lu Xun, Xu Guangping also had a relationship. They met at Peking University, two Cantonese warmed each other in a foreign land, and gradually love was born.
But fortunately, Xu Guangping was infected with scarlet fever because he was taking care of his sick friend. Before he was diagnosed, Li Xiaohui was so worried that he often came to visit him.
Later, Xu Guangping fell into a coma and gradually recovered from her coma until a doctor operated on her to drain pus.
Waking up, she waited every day, but still couldn't wait for Li Xiaohui to reappear. When she questioned people around her, she always hesitated to say more.
It wasn't until her body fully recovered that people around her told her bad news: "On third day after you were in a coma, Li Xiaohui passed away at night."< /p>
He contracted scarlet fever from her and she was saved, but he died from it.
For Xu Guangping, this is an indelible pain in life!
And this year she met Lu Xun.Getting to know Lu Xun
In 1923, Xu Guangping was admitted to Chinese Department of Beijing Women's Higher Normal School, where she taught Lu Xun.
As days passed, Xu Guangping, who lost her beloved, gradually calmed down, under guidance of Lu Xun, she gradually surrendered to his lofty and fearless thoughts.
So, in March 1925, she plucked up courage to write a letter to her mentor, and then fell into an agonizing wait.
To her surprise, she received a reply from Lu Xun the same day.
Since then, they have often communicated with each other. He taught her how to grow up, resist darkness and fight this era.
Her thoughts moved to a higher level, and she was eventually persecuted for exposing dark rules of Duan Qirui's government.
In order to avoid trouble, Xu Guangping moved into Lu Xun's house, and relationship between them began to slowly change.
In 1927, Lu Xun was invited to teach at Sun Yat-sen University, and Xu Guangping, a Cantonese, was hired as a teaching assistant and translator. They rented a room on Baiyun Road in Guangzhou. After returning to Shanghai, they gave birth to a son, Zhou Haiying.
They lived together for ten years until October 19, 1936, when Lu Xun died of a severe pneumothorax caused by emphysema.
In January 1942, five years after Lu Xun's death, Xu Guangping was unfortunately arrested at No. 76 and imprisoned by Japanese Gendarmerie Command.
During her 76 days in captivity, Japanese tortured, whipped and humiliated her, resulting in her legs being disabled and her suffering from a lifelong illness.
That's thing, Xu Guangping didn't say anything about our party.
On March 1 of same year, she was released on bail by Neishan Bookstore. Although she survived, she completely changed. Her black hair turned to white snow, and her legs could no longer walk properly.
However, she did not fail, continued to pursue cause of Party, and after 1949 was also a member of Standing Committee of National People's Congress and Deputy Secretary General of National People's Congress. Council of State Administration.
Until 26 years later, he was brutally persecuted by Gang of Four and died of illness in Beijing.
As an independent woman, Xiao Hong doesn't really understand why Xu Guangping is willing to make such a sacrifice.
When you're with your teacher and your wife is on other side of house, you can imagine how many looks and ridicule you'll get.
Obviously born into a wealthy family, but abandoned secular world to live with it, bear children and raise children. For ten years he has been taking care of their daily needs. The buttons on his clothes fell off. and he doesn't want to change them. Over years, he wore them over and over again. Some.
In terms of life, rich man had to wash his hands and cook soup every day, and his husband was extremely picky: he wanted to eat softest part of fish, most tender leaves of vegetables, and served cooked food, go upstairs and let him dine alone.
Even after husband passed away, he took on responsibility of other side to take care of his mother and wife for him and complete unfinished revolutionary business for him.
While raising children, he also has to pay for living expenses of Zhou's mother and his original partner Zhu An, and he never complained.
But until the end of his life, he did not give her a title, his legal wife is still a stranger.
If it was her, Xiao Hong, she definitely wouldn't be able to do it. Only that stupid Xu Guangping who does all this is still willing to do it. I was buried with Lu Xun.
What is it for?
Is this respect for the original partner?
Xiao Hong didn't know whether to feel relieved for these two women or sigh.
She knew very well that, unlike her society rivals in love, two had a very deep relationship. After Xu Guangping gave birth to Zhou Haiying, Zhu An, as original partner, not only never got jealous, but even take care of her from time to time, treating her like a dear son.
Later, when Xu Guangping moved to Beijing with his son, Zhu An still missed him so much that he often wrote letters asking for a photo of mother and son in letter to console his longing for love.
What about Xu Guangping?
In order to send Zhu An living expenses, he ran to banks and shops in a turbulent situation.
These two women are clearly different in origin, thoughts, fate and experience, but they are united by same man.