The silent farewell to Cambridge by Xu Zhimo in my previous post brings to mind The Silent Traveller, Chiang Yee (蒋彝 May 19, 1903 – October 26, 1977) whose acquaintance I first made in about 1976 through his book "Chinese Calligraphy,"
I have also two of his "silent traveller" books: "The Silent Traveller in London" (1938) and "The Silent Traveller in Oxford"(1944). He moved to Oxford from London in 1940 to escape the Blitz. The second book gives a portrait of Oxford in wartime.
Here appear occasional jottings of my random musings. Profound or jejune, they reveal the contours of my mental universe, with world history, intellectual history, civilizations, philosophy, religion, society, knowledge, and books as some major themes. Since May 2011, this blog has been exclusively focused on Singapore. All my other reflections are now posted in "Notes from Noosphere" (see link under "Miscellany" on the right margin).
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Chiang Yee, the silent traveller
Posted by Helluo Librorum at 12:44 AM
Labels: Chiang Yee, General election, Oxford
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