Who Am I?: An Autobiography of Emotion, Mind, and Spirit

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University of Wisconsin Press, Oct 29, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 300 pages

Who Am I? is the bittersweet memoir of a Chinese American who came to this country as a twenty-year-old graduate student and stayed to become one of America’s most innovative intellectuals, whose work has explored the aesthetic and moral dimensions of human relations with landscape, nature, and environment. This unusually introspective autobiography mixes Yi-Fu Tuan’s reflections on a life filled with recognition, accolades, and affection with what he deems moral failings, his lack of courage—including the courage to be open about his homosexuality.

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In his "psychologically accurate portrait," well-published cultural geographer Tuan traces his life as a private individual, an academic, and a citizen of the world. Born into a diplomat's family in ... Read full review


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Yi-Fu Tuan is author of more than a dozen critically acclaimed books, including Human Goodness, The Good Life, Space and Place, Topophilia, and Coming Home to China. Tuan is the J. K. Wright and Vilas Professor Emeritus of Geography at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and has been honored with the Cullum Medal of the American Geographical Society, the Lauréat d’Honneur of the International Geographical Union, and the Charles Homer Haskins Lectureship of the American Council of Learned Societies. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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