Author Jin Mei presents Joys and Sorrows: The Biography of Master Hongyi. This insightful book provides a rare glimpse into the artist's legacy, whose paintings and calligraphy are among the first by a Chinese artist using Western techniques.
This book is the result of the author's extensive research on the life of the legendary artist-turned-monk, and provides answers to questions that readers may have about his life.
The journey begins when Li Shutong was a young adult. He was one of the first Chinese artists to introduce Western-style art forms to China in the early 20th century. The book follows Li Shutong's life as he becomes a monk named Hongyi, his life as a monk, and his death.
The author and Master Hongyi's vast amount of knowledge in literary arts, Buddhism, books, and more can be seen throughout this fascinating book.
About the Author
Jin Mei was born in Shanghai and is now retired. His other books include Guide to Writing and Styles of Short Stories and many other literary works.
Publisher's website: http://sbprabooks.com/JinMei