One of Mr. Lin Yutang rsquo;s most famous lines is ldquo;Like a woman rsquo;s skirt the shorter the speech the better. rdquo; He made this jest decades ago. Mr. Lin did not only translate the word ldquo;humor rdquo; into Chinese but also promoted literature of humor. Famous for being a modern Chinese scholar writing in English Mr. Lin was a linguist philosopher man of letters traveler and creator. In 1966 Mr. Lin returned and resided in Taiwan. Designed by Mr. Lin this house integrates the style of Chinese four-chamber architecture and Western aesthetics. With blue tiles and white walls arches and winding corridors this house manifests the beauty of classical architecture. As to its site on Yangmingshan it resembles his hometown in Fujian. When he was still alive he could hear the dialect he was familiar with ndash; Southern Fujianese from time to time giving him the feel of home. Once he described this house saying ldquo;there is a yard in the mansion; house in the yard; garden in the house. There are trees in the garden sky upon the trees and moon upon the sky. How marvelous it is. rdquo; Mr. Lin always came to the balcony. After dinner he loved to sit on a rattan armchair smoking his pipe. Watching the sunset at Guanyin Mountain you can also feel Mr. Lin rsquo;s serenity.