Black sketchbook: [Bernice Lee Bing trip to China]

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Illustrations include: landscapes, trees, scholar's rocks, temples including Leifeng Pagoda, rooftops, bridges, pavilions, covered walkways and buildings during artist's travels to Huangshan [Yellow Mountain], Hangzhou, and Suzhou, China. Provenance: Page 3, Chinese characters for Huangshan [translation: Yellow Mountain]; Page 7, view from room, Huang Shan; Page 9, Tian Tong Temple, Sleeping Buddha; Page 11, moth's death rattle; Page 51, Suzhou, 11/1/84; Page 58, Zhongdian baohu [translation: main point to protect or conserve]; Pages 74-77, Chinese characters and pictograms for Li [translation: plum] and Yu [translation: jade] [note: possibly artist's written Chinese name, transliterated in English as "[Li] Yu Bing," in different stylistic ways]; Page 112, Li Yu Bing, Bernice Lee Bing, Liu Wenjie.... See also: and and and


Type of resource mixed material
Form Sketchbooks
Extent 1 bound volume, 111 double-spread pages, 15.24 x 10.16 cm
Date created [ca. 1984 - 1985]
Language English; Chinese
Digital origin reformatted digital


Creator Bing, Bernice, 1936-1998


Subject Asian American artists
Subject Asian American women artists
Subject Calligraphy, Chinese
Subject Diaries
Subject Chinese American artists
Subject Landscapes
Subject China > Description and travel
Subject Lesbian artists
Genre Sketchbooks
Genre Art
Genre Pen and ink drawings
Genre Calligraphy (process)

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Note Untitled bound black sketchbook consisting of: 7 double-pages of handwritten text in English or simplified Chinese characters, some with illustrations; 43 double-pages of [pen-and-ink or inkwash] illustrations. [Please note different viewing options available: Single (page); Book; Gallery]
Note Digitized from original by Stanford Libraries.
Source ID sul:M2651_b01_f04
Location M2651
Repository Stanford University. Libraries. Department of Special Collections and University Archives

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