Pocket Chinese Almanac 2020by Joanna Lee & Ken Smith
Ancient Wisdom for a Modern World. Daily listings for 2020 Year of the Rat with updated commentary (including a glossary of terms)
Translated and Annotated by Joanna C. Lee & Ken Smith (Pub: Museworks, 2019, 128 pp, dimensions 4.25 in x 2.5 in)
“To leaf through the Pocket Chinese Almanac is to read a quaint-sounding daily diary-in advance” – James Barron, The New York Times
About the Author
Joanna Lee & Ken Smith
Joanna C. Lee is a recovering pianist with a doctorate in musicology from Columbia University. An active translator and interpreter, she has served such luminaries as former US President Jimmy Carter, film directors Luc Besson and Peter Greenaway, and Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan.
Ken Smith writes about Asian arts and culture for the Financial Times and other publications. He is the author of Fate! Luck! Chance! …the Making of The Bonesetter’s Daughter Opera. He speaks Chinese fluently, in many different dialects.
The authors divide their time between Hong Kong and New York and have been artistic advisers to a wide array of cultural projects. They used the almanac to set their wedding date.More information on the author >>