Da Zheng’s Silent Traveler now in Chinese
Da Zheng has just published the Chinese language version of his well-received 2010 book on Chiang Yee. The Chinese language version is titled Xixing huaji: Jiang Yi zhuan 西行畫記: 蔣彝傳 (The Silent Traveler in the West: A Biography of Chiang Yee) (Beijing, Commercial Press, 2013).
Chiang Yee (1903-1977 ) was a poet, painter, scholar, and an exile who lived most of his adult life in the West, principally in England and the United States. In his many publications and through his drawings, he captured the flavor of Western life as seen through an Asian sensibility. Zheng’s new book begins with 16 plates, most in color, that serve as a visual introduction to the elegantly written text which follows. Other sketches and photos in black and white illustrate the text. Chiang’s poetry, translated in the English edition of Da’s book, is available here in the original Chinese version. The book’s publisher, the Commercial Press (商務印書館) is one of China’s most established publishing houses.
Amazon China link.