Pen names used by writer: Chang Ying 长缨, Li Bing李冰, Shu Zhen 树臻, Ah Zhao阿昭, Zhuang Xin 庄歆, Yu Bo余波, mainly used Zhuang Xin and Xin Zhen心珍as pen-name.

Known in the Chinese literary circle in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong, prolific writer Seok Tin wrote a few columns on art, travel, satire commentary for national newspapers and magazines in Singapore Chinese daily from defunct Nanyang Siang Pau and Sinchew Ribao to its successor Lianhe Zaobao, Sinming Ribao from 1974-2014.

Essay 心语 (heart talk) has been in separate Chinese Language text books both in Singapore and in Hong Kong.

In 1977, an essay about looking for job won second prize in the ‘Worldwide Chinese Essay Competition’ organised by the Wide Angle Press, Hong Kong (title:qiu ze ji (Job hunting Journal) – republished in her book AfternoonTea: my life as an overseas student.

Most of her books are illustrated with prints made by Seok Tin.

 

Title: 老樹昏鴉 Lao shu hun ya

Author:  莊歆Zhuang xin

Year: 1978

Description:

A collection of short essays on daily life in Britain,   written from 1975-77

(100 pages, in Chinese)

Title: 山溫水暖 Shan wen shui nuan

Author:  長纓 Chang ying

Year: 1978

Description:

A collection of prose and satires, written from 1974-78

(124 pages, in Chinese)

Title: 早茶時候Zao cha shi hou

Author:  莊歆 Zhuang xin

Year: 1987

Description:

A collection of essays on life in Britain, written from 1976-81

(113 pages, in Chinese)

Title: 吹皺春水 Chui zhou chun shui

Author:  莊歆 Zhuang xin

Year: 1987

Description:

A collection of satires, written from 1978-87

(118 pages, in Chinese)

Title: 青橄欖 Qing gan lan

Author:  莊歆 Zhuang xin

Year: 1990

Description:

A series of short essays

(103 pages, in Chinese)

Title: 也是怀舊 Ye shi huai jiu

Author:  莊歆 Zhuang xin

Year: 1993

Description:

A collection of travelogues

(115 pages, in Chinese)

Title: 仙人掌Xian ren zhang

Author:  莊歆 Zhuang xin

Year: 1994

Description:

A series of short essays

(118 pages, in Chinese)

Title: 藝穗小拾Yi sui xiao shi

Author:  莊歆 Zhuang xin

Year: 1996

Description:

A collection of essays on Art and Art Reviews, written from 1980-96

(107 pages, in Chinese)

Title: 多心眼 Duo xing yan

Author:  莊歆Zhuang xin

Year: 1997

Description:

A collection of prose and satires, written from 1993-95

(135 pages, in Chinese)

Title: 七色橋 Qi se qiao

Author:  心珍 Xin zhen

Year: 2000

Description:

A collection of prose and satires, written from 1998-2000

(141 pages, in Chinese)

Title: 葡萄袈下Pu tao jia xia

Author:  心珍 Xin zhen

Year: 2003

Description:

A collection of prose and satires, written from 2001-2003

(250 pages, in Chinese)

Title: 葡萄袈下 (第二版 刪訂本) Pu tao jia xia

Author:  心珍 Xin zhen

Year: 2004

Description:

Second and edited version of Pu Tao Jia Xia,2003

A collection of prose and satires, written from 2001-2003

(160 pages, in Chinese)

Title   : 心珍心語 : 莊心珍自選集 Xin zhen xin yu : Zhuang Xinzhen zi xuan ji

Author   :  心珍 Xin zhen

Year: 2007

Description:

A collection of articles selected by the author from 30 years of her literary works.

(277 pages, in Chinese)