• Chiang Yee: The Silent Traveller

A reading of the new biography by English faculty member Da Zheng

Monday, April 5, 2010
5:00pm
The Amenities Center
73 Tremont Street, Boston

 

A young man arrives in England in the 1930s, knowing only a few words of English. Yet, two years later, he writes a successful English book on Chinese art; within the following decade, he goes on to publish 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 Traveller series—stories of England, the United States, Ireland, France, Japan, and Australia.

Da Zheng’s biography is a recounting of Chiang Yee’s extraordinary accomplishments as well as his transnational experience. The book uncovers Chiang’s encounters with racial exclusion and immigration laws, displacement, exile, and the pain and losses he endured while maintaining a popular public image. Zheng will read and talk about his biography of Chiang Yee.

This event is sponsored by the Asian Studies Program, the Rosenberg Institute for East Asian Studies, and the College of Arts and Sciences.  For more information, please contact nvadnais@suffolk.edu.

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