Fu Lei

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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)
Parents Fu Pengfei (d.1912)
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Fu.

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. Though labeled a rightist in 1957, he persevered until 1966, when, 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 have become a bestseller in China to this day.

Fu's family[edit]

  • 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[edit]

References[edit]

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