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Fou Lei: Shanghai and Paris

Claire Roberts

in Friendship in Art

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9789888028405
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207738 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789888028405.003.0002
Fou Lei: Shanghai and Paris

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This chapter discusses the early life of Fou Lei, who was known as one of the greatest translators of French literature prior to the Cultural Revolution. He was also known for the letters he wrote to his sons Fou Ts'ong and Fou Min, which were published posthumously as Fou Lei's Family Letters. The chapter describes Lei's childhood, family home, and education, up until he travelled from Shanghai to Paris, where he learned French.

Keywords: early life; Fou Lei; translators; French literature; Cultural Revolution; Family Letters; Paris

Chapter.  5155 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Society and Culture

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