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Friendship in ArtFou Lei and Huang Binhong$
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Claire Roberts

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9789888028405

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888028405.001.0001

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Fou Lei: Shanghai and Paris

Fou Lei: Shanghai and Paris

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Friendship in Art

Claire Roberts

Hong Kong University Press

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

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