Bell Yung’s new book The Last of China’s Literati: The Music, Poetry and Life of Tsar Teh-yun has just been published by the Hong Kong University Press. Its North American distributor is The University of Washington Press. The following is an excerpt from the publisher's description of Professor Yung's book.
"In this biography of Tsar Teh-yun, centenarian poet, calligrapher, and qin master, Bell Yung tells the story of a life steeped in the refined arts, and faithful to the traditional way of the Chinese literati. Set in Shanghai and Hong Kong, this book recounts the experiences of an individual who lived through war, displacement, exile, and unrequited longing for home and for a style of living now lost . Yet Mme Tsar sustained, as one of its last exemplars, much of that style of living despite being a woman in the largely male world of the refined arts."
You can learn more about The Last of China’s Literati: The Music, Poetry and Life of Tsar Teh-yun by visiting the University of Washington Press on the Web.