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Chiang Yee : the silent traveller from the East, a cultural biography /
Da Zheng ; foreword by Arthur C. Danto.
imprint
New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2010.
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xxvii, 314 p.
ISBN
0813546931 (hardcover : alk. paper), 9780813546933 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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imprint
New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2010.
isbn
0813546931 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780813546933 (hardcover : alk. paper)
catalogue key
7092671
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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This is the true story of Chiang Yee, a renowned writer, artist, and worldwide traveler, best known for theSilent Travellerseries'”stories of England, the United States, Ireland, France, Japan, and Australia'”all written in his humorous, delightfully refreshing, and enlightening literary style. This biography is more than a recounting of extraordinary accomplishments. Da Zheng uncovers Yee's encounters with racial exclusion and immigration laws, displacement, exile, and the pain and losses he endured hidden behind a popular public image.
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This is the true story of Chiang Yee, a renowned writer, artist, and worldwide traveler, best known for theSilent TravellerseriesÂ--stories of England, the United States, Ireland, France, Japan, and AustraliaÂ--all written in his humorous, delightfully refreshing, and enlightening literary style. This biography is more than a recounting of extraordinary accomplishments. Da Zheng uncovers YeeÂ's encounters with racial exclusion and immigration laws, displacement, exile, and the pain and losses he endured hidden behind a popular public image.
Flap Copy
This is the true story of Chiang Yee, a renowned writer, artist, and worldwide traveler, best known for theSilent Travellerseries—stories of England, the United States, Ireland, France, Japan, and Australia—all written in his humorous, delightfully refreshing, and enlightening literary style. This biography is more than a recounting of extraordinary accomplishments. Da Zheng uncovers Yee’s encounters with racial exclusion and immigration laws, displacement, exile, and the pain and losses he endured hidden behind a popular public image.
Flap Copy
This is the true story of Chiang Yee, a renowned writer, artist, and worldwide traveler, best known for the Silent Travellerseries--stories of England, the United States, Ireland, France, Japan, and Australia--all written in his humorous, delightfully refreshing, and enlightening literary style. This biography is more than a recounting of extraordinary accomplishments. Da Zheng uncovers Yee's encounters with racial exclusion and immigration laws, displacement, exile, and the pain and losses he endured hidden behind a popular public image.
Flap Copy
This is the true story of Chiang Yee, a renowned writer, artist, and worldwide traveler, best known for theSilent Travellerseries--stories of England, the United States, Ireland, France, Japan, and Australia--all written in his humorous, delightfully refreshing, and enlightening literary style. This biography is more than a recounting of extraordinary accomplishments. Da Zheng uncovers Yee's encounters with racial exclusion and immigration laws, displacement, exile, and the pain and losses he endured hidden behind a popular public image.
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"Da Zheng's meticulous recording of Chiang Yee's cultural biography promises to bring about an intensified awareness of the diverse intellectual and cultural itineraries organizing various aspects of Chinese-American culture.Chiang Yee: The Silent Traveller from the Eastwill be of interest to scholars in American Studies, Asian-America Studies, Chinese Modern History, Travel Writing, the Memoir, Chinese Diaspora, and the intellectual history of the twentieth century American culture." Donald Pease Dartmouth College
"Da Zheng's meticulous recording of Chiang Yee's cultural biography promises to bring about an intensified awareness of the diverse intellectual and cultural itineraries organizing various aspects of Chinese-American culture. Chiang Yee: The Silent Traveller from the Eastwill be of interest to scholars in American Studies, Asian-America Studies, Chinese Modern History, Travel Writing, the Memoir, Chinese Diaspora, and the intellectual history of the twentieth century American culture." Donald Pease Dartmouth College
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Main Description
A young man arrives in England in the 1930s, knowing few words of the English language. Yet, two years later he writes a successful English book on Chinese art, and within the following decade publishes more than a dozen others. This is the true story of Chiang Yee, a renowned writer, artist, and worldwide traveler, best known for theSilent TravellerseriesÂ--stories of England, the United States, Ireland, France, Japan, and AustraliaÂ--all written in his humorous, delightfully refreshing, and enlightening literary style.This biography is more than a recounting of extraordinary accomplishments. It also embraces the transatlantic life experience of Yee who traveled from China to England and then on to the United States, where he taught at Columbia University, to his return to China in 1975, after a forty-two year absence. Interwoven is the history of the communist revolution in China; the battle to save England during World War II; the United States during the McCarthy red scare era; and, eventually, thawing Sino-American relations in the 1970s. Da Zheng uncovers YeeÂ's encounters with racial exclusion and immigration laws, displacement, exile, and the pain and losses he endured hidden behind a popular public image.
Main Description
A young man arrives in England in the 1930s, knowing few words of the English language. Yet, two years later he writes a successful English book on Chinese art, and within the following decade publishes more than a dozen others. This is the true story of Chiang Yee, a renowned writer, artist, and worldwide traveler, best known for theSilent Travellerseries—stories of England, the United States, Ireland, France, Japan, and Australia—all written in his humorous, delightfully refreshing, and enlightening literary style.This biography is more than a recounting of extraordinary accomplishments. It also embraces the transatlantic life experience of Yee who traveled from China to England and then on to the United States, where he taught at Columbia University, to his return to China in 1975, after a forty-two year absence. Interwoven is the history of the communist revolution in China; the battle to save England during World War II; the United States during the McCarthy red scare era; and, eventually, thawing Sino-American relations in the 1970s. Da Zheng uncovers Yee’s encounters with racial exclusion and immigration laws, displacement, exile, and the pain and losses he endured hidden behind a popular public image.
Main Description
A young man arrives in England in the 1930s, knowing few words of the English language. Yet, two years later he writes a successful English book on Chinese art, and within the following decade publishes more than a dozen others. This is the true story of Chiang Yee, a renowned writer, artist, and worldwide traveler, best known for the Silent Travellerseries--stories of England, the United States, Ireland, France, Japan, and Australia--all written in his humorous, delightfully refreshing, and enlightening literary style. This biography is more than a recounting of extraordinary accomplishments. It also embraces the transatlantic life experience of Yee who traveled from China to England and then on to the United States, where he taught at Columbia University, to his return to China in 1975, after a forty-two year absence. Interwoven is the history of the communist revolution in China; the battle to save England during World War II; the United States during the McCarthy red scare era; and, eventually, thawing Sino-American relations in the 1970s. Da Zheng uncovers Yee's encounters with racial exclusion and immigration laws, displacement, exile, and the pain and losses he endured hidden behind a popular public image.
Main Description
A young man arrives in England in the 1930s, knowing few words of the English language. Yet, two years later he writes a successful English book on Chinese art, and within the following decade publishes more than a dozen others. This is the true story of Chiang Yee, a renowned writer, artist, and worldwide traveler, best known for theSilent Travellerseries'”stories of England, the United States, Ireland, France, Japan, and Australia'”all written in his humorous, delightfully refreshing, and enlightening literary style.This biography is more than a recounting of extraordinary accomplishments. It also embraces the transatlantic life experience of Yee who traveled from China to England and then on to the United States, where he taught at Columbia University, to his return to China in 1975, after a forty-two year absence. Interwoven is the history of the communist revolution in China; the battle to save England during World War II; the United States during the McCarthy red scare era; and, eventually, thawing Sino-American relations in the 1970s. Da Zheng uncovers Yee's encounters with racial exclusion and immigration laws, displacement, exile, and the pain and losses he endured hidden behind a popular public image.
Main Description
A young man arrives in England in the 1930s, knowing few words of the English language. Yet, two years later he writes a successful English book on Chinese art, and within the following decade publishes more than a dozen others. This is the true story of Chiang Yee, a renowned writer, artist, and worldwide traveler, best known for theSilent Travellerseries--stories of England, the United States, Ireland, France, Japan, and Australia--all written in his humorous, delightfully refreshing, and enlightening literary style.This biography is more than a recounting of extraordinary accomplishments. It also embraces the transatlantic life experience of Yee who traveled from China to England and then on to the United States, where he taught at Columbia University, to his return to China in 1975, after a forty-two year absence. Interwoven is the history of the communist revolution in China; the battle to save England during World War II; the United States during the McCarthy red scare era; and, eventually, thawing Sino-American relations in the 1970s. Da Zheng uncovers Yee's encounters with racial exclusion and immigration laws, displacement, exile, and the pain and losses he endured hidden behind a popular public image.
Main Description
A young man arrives in England in the 1930s, knowing few words of the English language. Yet, two years later he writes a successful English book on Chinese art, and within the following decade publishes more than a dozen others. This is the true story of Chiang Yee, a renowned writer, artist, and worldwide traveler, best known for the Silent Travellerseriesùstories of England, the United States, Ireland, France, Japan, and Australiaùall written in his humorous, delightfully refreshing, and enlightening literary style. This biography is more than a recounting of extraordinary accomplishments. It also embraces the transatlantic life experience of Yee who traveled from China to England and then on to the United States, where he taught at Columbia University, to his return to China in 1975, after a forty-two year absence. Interwoven is the history of the communist revolution in China; the battle to save England during World War II; the United States during the McCarthy red scare era; and, eventually, thawing Sino-American relations in the 1970s. Da Zheng uncovers Yee's encounters with racial exclusion and immigration laws, displacement, exile, and the pain and losses he endured hidden behind a popular public image.
Table of Contents
Foreword: Chiang Yee as I Knew Himp. ix
Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xxiii
A Note on Romanizationp. xxvii
Chinese Childhoodp. 1
Revolutionary Erap. 17
Civil Servantp. 31
No Longer in Need of a Benchp. 48
"Another C.Y."p. 65
"The Thing Has Come at Last"p. 83
"My Own World"p. 99
Oxford Yearsp. 109
"My English Christmas"p. 130
To Americap. 147
Americanizedp. 170
"Invisible Pains"p. 190
Homep. 208
Family, and Lovep. 225
China Revisitedp. 239
Homeward Boundp. 252
Notesp. 267
Primary Sourcesp. 295
Writingsp. 297
Indexp. 301
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