Leaving ; Arriving A piano ; Teacher Wei ;Hong Kong ; Myopia Peking Duck ; Pan ; A Fisherman kissing ; A suicide Lessons ; A garden A short story ; "Mei Banfa" ; A ghost story Pan learns script ; A runaway ; Teacher black ; In a gallery Unsuitable reading ; no sad, no cry ; Thinning hair ; Bad elements "Don't you know it's snowing out?" ; A coffee shop ; Professor Jin A rat ; A night ride ; The long swords.
The author recounts his experiences in China, as the sole private pupil to Pan Quingfu, China's foremost martial artist, discusses his relationships with the diverse Chinese people he came to know.
Reprint. Originally published: New York : Random House, c1986.