by Yee Chiang Book  |  [1st ed.
The Silent Traveller in San Francisco   (2011-07-08)
Chiang Yee (Jiang Yi; May 19, 1903 – October 26, 1977), self-styled as "The Silent Traveller", was a Chinese poet, author, painter and calligrapher. “I am but a silent traveller,” Chiang Yee is quoted as saying. “In my books, I record my impressions and experiences, in words and in paint, preserving so far as my powers permit, the mood and feeling of the occasion. This is the Ching-hua-shui-jueh, reflecting the flower in the mirror or the moon on the water. Flowers fade, the moon wanes, but the reflections were real while they lasted. It is experiences no more substantial than this that I seek to describe.” In this book the author describes his impressions of San Francisco and its environs in 25 whimsically-titled chapters. Illustrated with color reproductions of 16 of Chiang's paintings and over 50 black-and-white drawings.
A copy of this book is held in the Governor Gary Locke Library, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, Seattle, Washington State, USA.
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