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This is the true story of Chiang Yee, a renowned writer, artist, and worldwide traveler, best known for the Silent Traveller seriesùstories 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. 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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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. iii-v
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  1. CONTENTS
  2. p. vii
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  1. Foreword: Chiang Yee as I Knew Him
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xiii-xxii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xxiii-xxvi
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  1. A Note on Romanization
  2. p. xxvii
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  1. 1. Chinese Childhood
  2. pp. 1-16
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  1. 2. Revolutionary Era
  2. pp. 17-30
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  1. 3. Civil Servant
  2. pp. 31-47
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  1. 4. No Longer in Need of a Bench
  2. pp. 48-64
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  1. 5. “Another C. Y.”
  2. pp. 65-82
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  1. 6. “The Thing Has Come at Last”
  2. pp. 83-98
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  1. 7. “My Own World”
  2. pp. 99-108
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  1. 8. Oxford Years
  2. pp. 109-129
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  1. 9. “My English Christmas”
  2. pp. 130-146
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  1. 10. To America
  2. pp. 147-169
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  1. 11. Americanized
  2. pp. 170-189
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  1. 12. “Invisible Pains”
  2. pp. 190-207
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  1. 13. Home
  2. pp. 208-224
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  1. 14. Family and Love
  2. pp. 225-238
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  1. 15. China Revisited
  2. pp. 239-251
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  1. 16. Homeward Bound
  2. pp. 252-266
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 267-294
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  1. Primary Sources
  2. pp. 295-296
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  1. Writings by Chiang Yee
  2. pp. 297-300
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 301-314
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813549279
Related ISBN
9780813546933
MARC Record
OCLC
779828707
Pages
358
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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