1895 - 1976
Title of Work
Ink on toned silk
12 1/2" each
Chester Fritz Library, East Asian Room
Stored: 234 S03
UND Art Collections Repository
Lin Yutang (1895-1976), a Chinese writer, translator and inventor, was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1940 and 1950. His best-known books included My Country and My People and The Importance of Living, as well as novels Moment in Peking and The Vermilion Gate.
The pair of Chinese calligraphy scrolls was a birthday preset for Chester Fritz, written and given by Lin Yutang in 1932. The text of the scrolls was the poetry of "Fisherman" by the 4th century BCE poet, Qu Yuan.
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