Six Records of a Floating Life

About the Author: Shen Fu

Shen Fu simplified Chinese traditional Chinese pinyin Sh n F 1763 1825 , courtesy name Sanbai , was a Chinese writer of the Qing Dynasty, best known for the novel Six Records of a Floating Life.


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  • Paperback
  • 176 pages
  • Six Records of a Floating Life
  • Shen Fu
  • English
  • 18 September 2017
  • 0140444297

Six Records of a Floating Life Six Records of a Floating Life 1809 is an extraordinary blend of autobiography, love story and social document written by a man who was educated as a scholar but earned his living as a civil servant and art dealer In this intimate memoir, Shen Fu recounts the domestic and romantic joys of his marriage to Yun, the beautiful and artistic girl he fell in love with as a child He also describes other incidents of his life, including how his beloved wife obtained a courtesan for him and reflects on his travels through China Shen Fu s exquisite memoir shows six parallel layers of one man s life, loves and career, with revealing glimpses into Chinese society of the Ch ing Dynasty. Download Six Records of a Floating Life By Shen Fu – theheartwork.co.uk

10 thoughts on “Six Records of a Floating Life

  1. Hadrian says:

    In the first lines of this book, Fu Shen apologizes for he is not a very skillful writer This modesty is unbecoming of him, for Six Records of a Floating Life is a charming and well crafted recollection of ordinary life in a distant place and time He makes it real.The title is unfortunately not accurate though Fu Shen may have written six short pieces on his floating life , onl...

  2. Adrian says:

    This book was very enjoyable, a wonderful social commentary of 18th 19th century China It has some fantastic stories and insights into Chinese life Two things stopped this being 5 stars, the first is that despite the title, there are only 4 records, the remaining 2 did not survive, although someone di...

  3. Petra says:

    Wow This was a lovely treat I feel like I ve gotten to know Shen Fu as a friend He was kind, gentle, artistic, observant and loving to his wife He was happy and content in Life, even while poor close to destitute At heart, his life was full of friends and cheer It was a full life.Shen Fu is a wonderfully intimate and personal writer I felt like I was with him in his journey His wife, Yun, was interesting and complex The two loved each other throughout their time together, which do Wow This was a lovely treat I feel lik...

  4. Cecily says:

    This was written in the late 1700s and early 1800s by a Chinese man who drifted between various clerical and artistic jobs.Only four of the original six chapters exist, and it makes a very different style of storytelling each chapter is thematic, and chronological within, but the book overall is not chronological, so some episodes are described in different chapters, in different ways layers of floating records It works very well, though the various notes, maps and appendices in this edition Thi...

  5. Aubrey says:

    I was in the mood for something old that casually went against the grain of centuries of Euro propaganda by simply existing, and low and behold, this work rose to the top I hadn t started it expecting an affirmation of a Tumblr post gushing about China s 3000 years of queer history, but it did that and , giving a wonderful view into a life with things akin to Boston Marriages alongside such a loving relationship between wife and husband that it reaffirms the fact that the solution to miso I was in the mood for something old that casually went against the grain of centuries of Euro propaganda by simply existing, and low and behold, this work rose to the top I hadn t started it expecting an affirmation of a Tumblr post gushing...

  6. Grace Tjan says:

    Have you everbeen married off to your first cousin at seventeen been thrown out of the house for mishandling arrangements to obtain a concubine for your father in law been obsessed with the idea of finding a concubine for your husband tried to purchase an underage singsong girl to be a concubine to both yourself and your husband wasted to death because you failed to arrange for a live in threesome relationship with your husband and his concubine If you answer yes to any of these questions Have you everbeen married off to your first cousin at seventeen been thrown out of the house for mishandling arrangements to obtain a concubine for your father in law been obsessed with the idea of finding a concubine for your husband tried to purchase an underage singsong girl to be a concubine to both yourself and your husband wasted to death because you failed to arrange for a live in threesome relationship with your husband and his concubine If you answer yes to any of these questions then you might have been a protagonist in this book, one of imperial China s most romantic love story, an 18th century memoir written by Shen ...

  7. Nick says:

    Well, actually it s only four records unless one counts a forgery Shen Fu was completely unremarkable in public enough so that no one knows how he died but his memoir, unusually candid and personal for Chinese literature, reverals him as a creature of intense feeling He is admired for the loving portrait of his wife that this book includes, but he was also a man capable of devotingpages to the handling of flowers than to his two children Still, this is perhaps the most immediate Well, actually it s only four records unless one counts a forgery Shen Fu was completely unremarkable in public enough so that no one knows how he died but his memoir, unusually candid and personal for Chinese literature, reverals him as a creature of intense feeling He is admired for the loving portrait of his wife that this book includes, but he was also a man capable of devotingpages to the handling of flowers than to his two children Still, this is perhaps the most immediate of Chinese books, and Shen Fu makes clear that his life as an intinerant and sometimes poverty stricken secretary to other Qing dynasty officials was, if not rich, at least varied It is in the unobtrusive details that Shen Fu s world becomes most vivid, as when his adored wife seems to take a concubine, when she annoys her in laws by referring to them in the less than preferred way in a l...

  8. Andrew says:

    When I read Chaucer for the first time, I thought how contemporary this all is And when I read Shen Fu, I came to realize that he was a sort of Jack Kerouac of late 18th Century China He Has a badass wife who recites poetry Tries to pick up young women Spends a lot of time traveling around with his bros looking for Enlightenment and getting hammeredFor those of you who are often confounded by the icy rigidity of so much classical Chinese prose, don t worry Shen Fu is actually a pretty g When I read Chaucer for the first time, I thought how contemporary this all is And when I read Shen Fu, I came to realize that he was a sort of Jack Kerouac of late 18th Century China He Has a badass wife who recites poetry Tries to pick up young women Spends a lot of time traveling around with his bros looking for Enlightenment and getting hammeredFor those of you who are often confounded by the icy ri...

  9. Ian "Marvin" Graye says:

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  10. Harperac says:

    Fu Shen comes across as an unpretentious man who is merely interesting in the unpretentious appreciation of things These include the arts, the places he travels too, but most importantly his deep and passionate love for his wife.Of the four surviving chapters, the first one was the best It s about the married life that Fu Shen shared with his wife Yun and their many happy moments He saves the unhappy moments for the third chapter He renders Yun with a magnificent eye for detail the sheer Fu Shen comes across as an unpretentious man who is merely interesting in the unpretentious appreciation of things These include the arts, the places he travels too, but most importantly his deep and passionate love for his wife.Of the four surviving chapters, the first one was the best It s about the married life that Fu Shen shared with his wife Yun and their many happy moments He saves the unhappy moments for the third chapter He renders Yun with a magnificent eye for detail the sheer amount of attention he paid to her habits, her attitudes, and her movements speaks to his great love He sets her in a world that responds to their love, the beautiful places they went and things they did.Take this cute paragraph from the earlier part of their marriage as an example Whenever we would meet in a darkened room or a narrow hallway of the house, we would ho...