With the support of the Hungarian National Bank, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade the statue of Poet Sándor Petőfi has been unveiled in Shanghai Lu Xun park.
Originally, the statue was erected in 2007, but in a different section of the park. Now, it was relocated to the central part of the park designated to the world’s greatest literary figures.
The park bearing the name of famous Chinese Poet Lu Xun who admired Sándor Petőfi’s literary work so much that he translated several of his poems into Chinese.
Petőfi’s name is well-known among Chinese students because the Hungarian poet is part of Chinese primary school curriculum. His famous poem “Love and Freedom” is included in Chinese primary school textbooks.
Source: www.magyarridok.hu/ hungarianambience.com