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Transformative journeys : travel and culture in Song China

Author: Cong Ellen Zhang
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During the Song (960-1279), all educated Chinese men traveled frequently, journeying long distances to attend school and take civil service examinations. This analyzes the impact of travel on this  Read more...

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cong Ellen Zhang
ISBN: 9780824833992 0824833996
OCLC Number: 800901244
Description: 1 vol. (xiv-301 p.) : cartes, jaquette ill. en coul. ; 24 cm.
Contents: A transient life : travel and the Song literati --
The infrastructure of travel : water routes and official highways --
Readying for departure : paperwork and procedures --
Government assistance for official travel : means of transport and lodging --
Rituals of departure : farewell parties --
Travelers and their local hosts : receptions, entertainment and their cost --
Sightseeing and site making : visiting and marking places --
A famous place in the making : Huangzhou after Su Shi's time
Responsibility: Cong Ellen Zhang.

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