Professor Qionglin “Joan” Tan, Yingying “Hannah” Deng, and I visited Gary Snyder at Kitkitdizze on 8 February 2019. There we caught up on news from the Center for Gary Snyder Studies Joan founded at Hunan University in 2015.
Professor Tan’s advisee, Ms. Deng, a Changsha native, is enjoying a dissertation research year at UC Berkeley.
Joan is the author of Han Shan, Chan Buddhism, and Gary Snyder’s Ecopoetic Way (Brighton: Sussex Academic Press, 2009) and has translated a number of Gary’s books into Chinese.
We stopped by the Snyder archive at UC Davis, headed to Kitkitdizze the next day, and paid our respects to Mt. Tamalpais on the return trip to Berkeley.