The Silent Traveller: Chiang Yee in Britain, 1933-1955

Chinese artist and writer Chiang Yee (1903-1977) came to Britain in 1933 where he lived and worked until 1955. During this time he wrote, among other things a successful series of illustrated travelogues using the pen name ‘Ya xing zhe’ or ‘The Silent Traveller’. This display explores Chiang’s creative endeavours through a selection of original illustrations and archival material.

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T.T.Tsui gallery of Chinese Art, room 44
Free admission


Chinese artist and writer Chiang Yee (1903-1977) came to Britain in 1933 where he lived and worked until 1955. During this time he wrote, among other things a successful series of illustrated travelogues using the pen name ‘Ya xing zhe’ or ‘The Silent Traveller’. This display explores Chiang’s creative endeavours through a selection of original illustrations and sketches from the Silent Traveller series and other books as well as designs and archival material which describe his life and work in Britain.


Generously supported by the Friends of the V&A.

Victoria and Albert Museum

Cromwell Gardens
London Greater London United Kingdom SW7 2RL

Open daily

10.00 to 17.45 daily
10.00 to 22.00 Fridays