Book release: Home Is Where the Water Is

by Dr. Hung-Min Chiang

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Home Is Where the Water Is, a memoir by retired UPEI professor Dr. Hung-Min Chiang has recently been published by Island Studies Press.

Born and raised in tumultuous times in East Asia, Hung-Min Chiang survived earthquakes, wars, foreign occupation, dictatorship and illness before making his way to PEI. While navigating his perilous journey, Chiang learned and practiced “The Way of Water,” Daoist lessons for living drawn from nature. Home Is Where the Water Is examines the many critical turning points in life and is a perfect companion to our current crisis.

Throughout his memoir, Chiang reflects on the lessons of his mentor, American psychologist Abraham Maslow (1908–1970) and ancestor Chiang Taigong (1128–1015 BC), a wacky old fisherman whose outlandish techniques caught the attention of a king. His fascination with these unorthodox figures led to a lifetime of questions and a rewarding career in psychology.

Dr. Chiang is the award-winning author of Chinese Islanders: Making a Home in the New World. A humanist at heart, he is remembered fondly by his students as a dedicated, highly original, and inspiring professor with a self-deprecating sense of humour. He lives with his wife Mei-chih in Charlottetown.

Graphic design for the book was done by Ruby Square Graphic Design in Charlottetown. The book is available for sale at Bookmark and the UPEI bookstore. Mail orders are available through Nimbus Publishing at

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