Brian McElney was born in Hong Kong in the early 1930s, and for more than two decades was one of the territory’s top lawyers. But in his spare time, he also put together one of the most comprehensive collections of East Asian antiques in the world, many of them spotted by him amongst the knick-knacks on Hollywood Road and Cat Street. His memoir, Collecting China, starts at the height of the Cultural Revolution in the mid-1960s, when it was just not known whether the Red Guards would storm over the border and start smashing up porcelain on the Mid-Levels. He also tells tales ranging from the Hong Kong of the 1930s through to the establishment by Brian of what is today the only museum specialising in Chinese antiquities in the United Kingdom — the Museum of East Asian Art in Bath.
About the Author
Toh Hsien Min read English at Keble College, Oxford, where he was President of the Oxford University Poetry Society. He is the founding editor of the Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, and his work has been widely anthologized in journals, including the London Review of Books and Poetry Salzburg Review. Hsien Min has been featured in the Edinburgh International Book Festival, the Ars Interpres Poetry Festival in Sweden, the Austin International Poetry Festival, and the Queensland Poetry Festival.He has published three poetry collections: Iambus (1994), The Enclosure of Love (2001), and Means To An End (2008). He was awarded the Young Artist Award from the Singapore National Arts Council in 2010.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
- Publisher : Earnshaw Books (November 1, 2017)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 244 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9888422480
- ISBN-13 : 978-9888422487
- Item Weight : 11.4 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.75 x 0.8 x 8.25 inches