Who Am I?: An Autobiography of Emotion, Mind, and Spirit by Yi-fu Tuan

Who Am I?: An Autobiography of Emotion, Mind, and Spirit

byYi-fu Tuan

Paperback | March 12, 2009

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Who Am I? is the bittersweet memoir of a Chinese American who came to this country as a twenty-year-old graduate student and stayed to become one of America’s most innovative intellectuals, whose work has explored the aesthetic and moral dimensions of human relations with landscape, nature, and environment. This unusually introspective autobiography mixes Yi-Fu Tuan’s reflections on a life filled with recognition, accolades, and affection with what he deems moral failings, his lack of courage—including the courage to be open about his homosexuality.

“A stunningly good book—entrancing, exciting, beautifully written, full of aperçus that stimulate, tantalize, and fulfill.”—David Lowenthal, author of The Past is a Foreign Country

About The Author

Yi-Fu Tuan is author of more than a dozen critically acclaimed books, including Human Goodness, The Good Life, Space and Place, Topophilia, and Coming Home to China. Tuan is the J. K. Wright and Vilas Professor Emeritus of Geography at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and has been honored with the Cullum Medal of the American Geogra...
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Title:Who Am I?: An Autobiography of Emotion, Mind, and SpiritFormat:PaperbackDimensions:152 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:March 12, 2009Publisher:University Of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0299166643

ISBN - 13:9780299166649

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Table of Contents

Illustrations

1 Autobiography: My Angle
2 World Stage and Public Events
3 Personal: From Parents to Stone
4 Intimate: From Justice to Love
5 Salvation by Geography
6 A Good Life?

Notes
Acknowledgments

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“[Tuan] unfolds his life, friendships, environment, and emotions in a unique manner that not only makes reading this book quite interesting but also encourages readers to look at human life and society from a different perspective.”—Suping Lu, Multicultural Review