Red embroidered journal: [China, 1984-1985]

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Reflections include: impressions of Hong Kong, boat journey to Shanghai, Hangzhou, West Lake, Suzhou, Huangshan [mountain], Ningbo, visits to Professor Guo and wife Lu Ping, attending Art Academy, practicing calligraphy, meditation, seeing temples, Kuan Yin, model commune, Beijing and mentions of trips to Xian, Guilin and Hainan, reflecting on personal relationships. Provenance: Page 4, handwritten inscription Bernice - dear friend; Page 5, trip itinerary, Hong Kong -arrived Aug 30 - Sept 1; Page 36 hand-drawn sketches of tower and village near Huangshan; Page 67, notecard insert of temple illustration on recto and handwritten 9/30/84 on verso; Page 133, left Beijing, Nov 25th, with two french nurses; Page 137, printed insert The Chinese Dynasties; Page 143 dated 12/2/85 [year incorrect?], Doreen Chinn arrives from Beijing; Page 192 dated May 3, 1985, It is exactly three months to this day. See also: and and and


Type of resource text
Form Diaries
Extent 1 bound volume, 12.7 x 19.69 cm; 2 inserts, mixed sizes
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 Artists
Subject Lesbian artists
Subject China > Description and travel
Subject Calligraphy, Chinese
Subject Buddhism
Subject Chinese American artists
Genre Diaries
Genre Notebooks
Genre Ephemera
Genre Mixed media

Bibliographic information

Note Bound journal covered in red cloth decorated with pagodas, flowers and boats, consisting of 122 pages of handwritten text, mostly in English - some in Chinese characters, and two inserts. Diary entries begin front to back and detail China visit from August 1984 to November, and also start from back to front covering time back in USA including Philo, California.
Note Digitized from original by Stanford Libraries.
Source ID sul:M2651_b04_f07
Location M2651
Repository Stanford University. Libraries. Department of Special Collections and University Archives

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