Six Records of a Floating Life

Shen Fu

This memoir on six distinct areas of the life of a Ching dynasty scholar, Shen Fu, was written in 1809.

We only have four records as the last two were lost before a manuscript of this book was discovered and published for the first time in the 1870s.

The translation is excellent. The notes are superb. This is a gem for those, like me, interested in the lives and Chinese society of the Ching Dynasty.

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