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Asian crossings : travel writing on China, Japan and Southeast Asia

Author: S H Clark; Paul Smethurst
Publisher: Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press ; London : Eurospan [distributor], 2008.
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"The fourteen chapters in this book examine various topics and contexts of travel writings on China, Japan and Southeast Asia. From the first Colombian on a trade mission to China, to French women travellers in Asia, and the opening of Japan Fairs' in the US during the latter half of the nineteenth century, this book offers a kaleidoscopic glimpse of the various cultures in the eyes of their beholders coupled with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Asian crossings.
Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press ; London : Eurospan [distributor], 2008
(DLC) 2009502344
(OCoLC)225876249
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: S H Clark; Paul Smethurst
ISBN: 9789888052042 9888052047 9789882206632 9882206638
OCLC Number: 650784908
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 276 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Between topos and topography : Japanese early modern travel literature / Robert F. Wittkamp --
'First appearance of this celebrated capital' ; or, what Mr. Barrow saw in the land of the Chinaman / Joe Sample --
Reading of readings : English travel books, audiences, and modern Chinese history, c. 1832 to present / Ting Man Tsao --
Travel and business : the first Colombian in China / Jacinto Fombona --
Erasing footsteps : on some differences between the first and popular editions of Isabella Bird's Unbeaten Tracks in Japan / Shizen Ozawa --
Discourses of difference : the Malaya of Isabella Bird, Emily Innes and Florence Caddy / Eddie Tay --
China of the tourists : women and the Grand Tour of the Middle Kingdom, 1878-1923 / Julia Kuehn --
Ruins in the jungle : nature and narrative / Douglas Kerr --
Forbidden journeys to China and beyond with the odd couple : Ella Maillart and Peter Fleming / Maureen Mulligan --
Kawakami Otojiro's trip to the West and Taiwan at the turn of the twentieth century / Yukari Yoshihara --
Shaking the Buddhas : Lafcadio Hearn in Japan, 1890-1904 / David Taylor --
'Chambres d'Asie, chambres d'ailleurs' : Nicole-Lise Bernheim's 'vertical travels' in Asia / Katy Hindson --
World Journey of My Heart and Homestay in the World : travel programming and contemporary Japanese culture / Mark Meli --
After the Bubble : post-Imperial Tokyo / Steve Clark.
Responsibility: edited by Steve Clark and Paul Smethurst.

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"The fourteen chapters in this book examine various topics and contexts of travel writings on China, Japan and Southeast Asia. From the first Colombian on a trade mission to China, to French women travellers in Asia, and the opening of Japan Fairs' in the US during the latter half of the nineteenth century, this book offers a kaleidoscopic glimpse of the various cultures in the eyes of their beholders coupled with insightful understanding ofthe various politics and relationships that are involved. While this book will appeal to expert scholars and students of travel literature and Asian studies, as well as those working on cultural studies, general readers will also fmd it an interesting and accessible addition to their collections."--Jacket.

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