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Noted English literature professor Lu Gusun passes away at 76

Lu Gusun, an English literature professor at Fudan University, passed away at Shanghai Xinhua Hospital on Thursday afternoon at the age of 76.

Lu, who was born in Yuyao, Zhejiang Province, spent his whole academic career at Fudan University where he studied English language and literature as a student.

Lu is a lexicographer, professor of English literature, Shakespeare expert, translator, interpreter and critic 

Lu is best-known for compiling China's first major English-Chinese dictionary, an award-winning 4,212-page tome in two volumes, with more than 200,000 entries and more than 16 million words. Volume II was published in 1991. The second edition was published in 2007. It is widely considered the best bilingual dictionary in the East.


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