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:
Fou Lei: Shanghai and Paris

Show Summary Details


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

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Hong Kong University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.