As of 2014, Dr. Chiang Chi-der (江自得) has published eleven volumes of poetry, one volume of collected essays and a professional textbook, a truly remarkable feat for a poet who was also a practicing doctor.
In 1989, he joined Li Poetry and in the following 4 years (1989-2003), had four books of verse published. After his retirement in 2003, he focused on the composition of longer poems, coming out with Ten Lines of Poetry to NK in 2005, including both Ten Lines of Poetry to NK, 30 poems in all, and Diaries of Time – to NS, 15 poems in all, which form the crux of this collection.
Chiang Chi-der not only had keen insight into his patients but also the society they lived in. The subject matter he dealt with in most of his works was mainly beauty (not confined to aesthetics), love (love for human beings, love for his native land, and love for his home country, Taiwan), and creativity (poetic writing).