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Yee Chiang

author , educator.

Yee Chiang, Chinese author, educator. award East-West Center, Hawaii, 1967. Fellow Royal Society Arts London; member American Academy Arts and Sciences.


Chiang, Yee was born on June 14, 1903 in Kiukiang, China. Son of Ho An and Hsiang-Lin (Tsai) Chiang.


Bachelor of Arts, National Southeastern U., Nanking, China, 1924. Postgraduate England U., 1934-1935.


Came to the United States, 1955, naturalized, 1966. Lecturer, Chinese School Oriental and African Studies, London U., 1933-1938. Head Chinese section Wellcome Museum, London, 1938-1949.

Member of faculty Columbia, New York City, from 1955, associate professor Chinese, 1959-1970, professor, from 1970. Curator Chinese ethnology Peabody Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, from 1956. Emerson fellow in poetry Harvard, 1958-1959.

Recipient Senior Specialist award East-West Center, Hawaii, 1967. Named honorary mayor of Oklahoma City, 1969.


  • Author books including: A Chinese Childhood, 1940. The Chinese Eye, 1935. Chinese Calligraphy, 1938.

    The Silent Traveller in New York, 1950. The Silent Traveller in Boston, 1959. The Silent Traveller in San Francisco, 1964.

    The Silent Traveller in Japan, 1971.


Fellow Royal Society Arts London. Member American Academy Arts and Sciences.


Married Tseng Yung, June 3, 1924. Children: Chien Fei, Hsiao Yen, Chien-Lan.

Ho An Chiang

Hsiang-Lin (Tsai) Chiang

Tseng Yung

Chien Fei Chiang

Hsiao Yen Chiang

Chien-Lan Chiang