Vasili Yakovlevich Eroshenko (Russian: Василий Яковлевич Ерошенко Ukrainian: Василь Якович Єрошенко) (January 12, 1890 — December 23, 1952) was an anarchist writer, esperantist, linguist, and teacher. At the age of four, he contracted measles and as a result, became blind.
From 1921 to 1923, Eroshenko stayed in Beijing, China, where he taught Esperanto. He was in contact with the Chinese writer Lu Xun, who translated a play and a collection of fairytales by Eroshenko in Chinese. Eroshenko features in Lu's short story 'The Comedy of the Ducks'.
- ^ "Vasily Eroshenko, (1890-1952)". Recollection Books. Retrieved 2008-07-09.
- ^ Poulson, David. "Eroshenko". Retrieved 2008-07-09.
- ^ Lu Xun, Te wapen (translated from the Chinese by K. Ruitenbeek, Amsterdam: Meulenhoff 1985) page 191-192, notes 1 and 3.