Lin Yutang

Lin Yutang

Lin Yutang (lĬn yü´täng´), 1895–1976, Chinese-American writer, translator, and editor, b. Lunqi, Fujian, educated in China and at Harvard, Ph.D. Univ. of Leipzig, 1923. Lin spent most of his life in the United States and wrote most of his many works in English. His nonfictional books include My Country and My People (1935); A Leaf in the Storm (1941), about war-torn China; Between Tears and Laughter (1943), and The Pleasures of a Nonconformist (1962). Among his novels are Chinatown Family (1948) and The Flight of the Innocents (1965). He translated and edited The Chinese Theory of Art (1968).

See his Memoirs of an Octogenarian (1980).

The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright© 2015, The Columbia University Press.

Lin Yutang: Selected full-text books and articles

With Love and Irony By Lin Yutang J. Day Co., 1940
Imperial Peking: Seven Centuries of China By Lin Yutang; Elisabeth Elek; Paul Elek Crown Publishers, 1961
The Vigil of a Nation By Lin Yutang The John Day, 1945
Multicultural Writers from Antiquity to 1945: A Bio-Bibliographical Sourcebook By Alba Amoia; Bettina L.Knapp Greenwood Press, 2002
Librarian’s tip: "Lin Yutang" begins on p. 266
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