Her motley collection of trinkets and knick-knacks was San Mao's treasured time capsule. Memories of encounters in faraway lands infused each piece and provided a permanent record of her every precious, albeit fleeting, relationship. This collection helped keep alive for San Mao her life's highs and lows as well as her own unfolding saga. They were also talismans that helped fuel her ideas, actions, character and expression. Each piece was an integral part of the author's life and experiences. NMTL is pleased to present in this exhibit ten items from San Mao's collection of treasures accompanied by descriptions and stories.
My Precious: True-Love Stone manuscript
Night of the Big Lizard: Mexico Travel Dairy Entry
Sudden Recollections: Remembering Gu Fu-Sheng and
Fallen City manuscript
The Story of My Precious manuscript
Cousin Menny: Panama Travel Diary manuscript
Sanmao’s Hand-Written Aphorisms