Brief of Hangzhou Former Residence of Yu Dafu
Yu Dafu (郁达夫: 1896-1945) is a popular short-story writer of the 1920s in China, and one of the founding members of the Creation Society, which was devoted to the promotion of modern literature. The Former Residence of Yu Dafu is situated in Fuyang, Zhejiang province. It is a Chinese traditional house made of bricks and wood, with three rooms at the front and comprising of two stories. This is the birthplace of Yu Dafu as well as the place where he spent his childhood. The residence was opened to the public in Dec. 1996, the 100th anniversary of Yu Dafu. Nowadays, it is also the Patriotism Education Base of Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province.
The Former Residence of Yu Dafu occupies an area of 300 square meters, with black tiles and white walls, which is typical of the architectural style from the south of Yangtze River. In the residence, there are relics of Yu Dafu, as well as literary works, and calligraphies completed when he was in contact with famous litterateurs such as Lu Xun and Guo Moruo.