Book of the Month: Six Chapters of A Floating Life

Long revered as a classic work of Chinese literature, "Six Chapters of a Floating Life," is the autobiographical narrative of Shen Fu, a young poet and painter whose passion for life and devotion to his beloved wife Yun have won him a place in the hearts of his readers for more than a hundred years. Shen Fu manages to weave a complex tale of romance, camaraderie, family obligation, social inequity, and human tragedy, imbued throughout with buoyant humor, profound pathos, and transcendent mysticism. This book is full of vivid illustrations and particularly appeals to young readers.
  • About CCC Book Club:

    The CCC Book Club is one of the earlist book clubs targeting expariates living in Beijing and the only book meeting groups focusing on China-related books for the international community.

    At the CCC' s Book Club, participants are assigned a great book to read (or selected chapters) and then asked to discuss its meanings with other book club members, using their own interpretations. All assigned books (mostly China-related fiction and non-fiction, a mix of classics and modern ones in English or with English translation) are available at CCC library and bookshop or at major foreign-language book stores where participants are encouraged to purchase their own copies. You are also welcome even though you may not have read a single page of the book yet. Just join our discussion!


    CCC Book Club day group:
    10:30 am, every third Tuesday of the month.

    Note: sometimes the date is different because of holidays. So check the monthly calendar for the most up to date info during the month.