World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article
 

Fu Lei

Fu Lei
Fu Lei
Born (1908-04-07)7 April 1908
Nanhui County, Jiangsu, Qing China
Died 3 September 1966(1966-09-03) (aged 58)
People's Republic of China
Cause of death Suicide by poisoning
Alma mater St. Ignatius High School
University of Paris
Spouse(s) Zhu Meifu (朱梅馥, m.1932)
Children Fou Ts'ong (b. 1934)
Fou Min (b. 1937)
Parent(s) Fu Pengfei (d.1912)

Fu Lei (Chinese: 傅雷; courtesy name Nu'an 怒安, pseudonym Nu'an 怒庵; 1908–1966) was a famous Chinese translator and art critic.

He was born in Nanhui County near Shanghai, and raised by his mother. He studied art and art theory in France from 1928–1932. Upon his return to China, he taught in Shanghai and worked as a journalist and art critic until he took up translating. His translations, which remain highly regarded, include Voltaire, Balzac and Romain Rolland. He developed his own style, the "Fu Lei style," and his own translation theory. He advocated the transfer of the original spirit of a literary work. A good translation should be "alike in spirit and appearance" but if the translator struggles with transmitting both the grammatical appearance and the literary spirit, he should try to save the latter.[1]

  1. ^ "Translation in China". translationjournal.net. Retrieved 2015-10-17. 

.

In 1957 he was labelled a rightist. In 1966, at the start of the Cultural Revolution, he and his wife committed suicide. His family letters to his son Fou Ts'ong, a world-renowned pianist, were published posthumously and became a bestseller in China.

Fu's family

  • Elder son: Fu Cong (傅聪)
  • Younger son: Fu Min (傅敏)
  • Father-in-law: Zhu Hong
  • Mother-in-law: Yang Xiuquan
  • Wife: Zhu Meifu (朱梅馥), born on (1913-02-20)20 February 1913,[1] died on 3 September 1966(1966-09-03) (aged 53)

Selected works

References

  1. ^ http://baike.baidu.com/view/1087028.htm

2.

"Fu Lei". Baidu Baike. Retrieved 22 March 2013. 


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.