According to the Chinese Literature Today article, Lu Xun’s “Diary of a Madman’ is considered the “first modern Chinese vernacular story,” and the short story has been celebrated as vital “in the turbulent and transformative period of the early twentieth century.” Using “Diary of a Mad Man” and “The Man of La Mancha” as examples, discuss why the short story is an especially important genre for modern Chinese literature.

“Diary of a Madman” is often considered the most influential short story of Chinese vernacular. It provided a passionate critique of the traditional way of life in an accessible form and through creative metaphors. The short story format is perhaps the best way of communicating such ideas because it allows for focused delivery of ideas without the need for an extended plot. It also allows the author to utilize less traditional protagonists like the vain person in “Man of La Mancha.” The form also allows for easier distribution of the stories because book publishing can often be costly and a gamble.

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