IRON & SILK.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Random House, (1986.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A beautifully written and perceptive account of Salzman's experiences in China from 1982, when he arrived in Hunan Province to teach English, to 1984 - or as the dust jacket describes it: "A Young American Encounters Swordsmen, Bureaucrats and Other Citizens of Contemporary China." Already skilled in the martial arts, he was invited to become the only pupil of Pan Qungfu, China's foremost wushu (kung fu) expert. Finalist of the Pulitzer Prize and the basis for a movie, for which Salzman wrote the screenplay and played himself. Calligraphy by the author. 211 pp. ISBN: 0-394-551567.
Condition: Near fine in a very near fine dustjacket (gift inscription on front endpaper.)