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Six Records of Floating Life (10 Edition)

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"Shen Fu's Six Records of a Life Adrift is the most intimate document at our disposal of private life in late imperial China. Graham Sanders now provides us with a new translation for the 21st century, which is not only well researched but also highly readable". --Wilt Idema, Harvard University

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An unsuccessful scholar, painter, merchant, and private secretary during the Qing dynasty, Shen (1763-1808) recounts his life as a collection of discrete records, overlapping in time but focusing on disparate themes, a form not seen elsewhere in Chinese literature. Rather than the verbose vernacular then used to write novels, he used the concise literary language of poetry, essays, and official histories. Sanders (classical Chinese literature, U. of Toronto) provides voluminous footnotes explaining matters made obscure by time and distance. The records examine delights of marriage, charms of idleness, sorrows of hardship, and pleasures of roaming. The final two records--on experiences of zhongshan, and methods of living--are missing. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Graham Sanders is Associate Professor of classical Chinese literature at the University of Toronto.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781603841986
Author:
Shen, Fu
Publisher:
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Author:
Fu, Shen
Author:
Sanders, Graham
:
Sanders, Graham (TRN)
Subject:
1763-ca. 1808
Subject:
Authors, chinese
Subject:
China
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Hackett Classics
Publication Date:
20110915
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 8 oz

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