Travels In China

Author by : Sir John Barrow
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A Century Of Travels In China

Author by : Douglas Kerr
Languange : en
Publisher by : Hong Kong University Press
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Description : Writings of travelers have shaped ideas about an evolving China, while preconceived ideas about China also shaped the way they saw the country. A Century of Travels in China explores the impressions of these writers on various themes, from Chinese cities and landscapes to the work of Europeans abroad. From the time of the first Opium War to the declaration of the People's Republic, China's history has been one of extraordinary change and stubborn continuities. At the same time, the country has beguiled, scared and puzzled people in the West. The Victorian public admired and imitated Chinese fashions, in furniture and design, gardens and clothing, while maintaining a generally negative idea of the Chinese empire as pagan, backward and cruel. In the first half of the twentieth century, the fascination continued. Most foreigners were aware that revolutionary changes were taking place in Chinese politics and society, yet most still knew very little about the country. But what about those few people from the English-speaking world who had first-hand experience of the place? What did they have to say about the "real" China? To answer this question, we have to turn to the travel accounts and memoirs of people who went to see for themselves, during China's most traumatic century. While this book represents the work of expert scholars, it is also accessible to non-specialists with an interest in travel writing and China, and care has been taken to explain the critical terms and ideas deployed in the essays from recent scholarship of the travel genre.


Travels In China

Author by : Roland Barthes
Languange : en
Publisher by : Polity
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Description : Compiles the late philosopher's notes from a trip with a delegation to China during the Cultural Revolution, describing the communities that embraced them, his musings on Chinese culture, and visits to pre-screened sites selected for Western visitors.


Travels In China New Zealand New South Wales Van Diemen S Land Cape Horn Etc Etc

Author by : James Holman
Languange : en
Publisher by : London : G. Routledge
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Travels To China

Author by : John Barrow
Languange : en
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Travels In China

Author by : Roy Lancaster
Languange : en
Publisher by : ACC Distribution
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Travels China Japan Java

Author by : H.H. RAJA RAJGAN,
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Travels In Tartary Thibet And China Volume One

Author by : Gabet
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : First published in 1928. 'To read it is like seeing the scenes described' Evening Standard 'One of the world's best travel books' Spectator 'The work remains a classic worthy of reproduction' The Times Published to critical acclaim and well known for many years afterwards this account of the journey across Mongolia to Lhasa in the early nineteenth century owes much of its success to the literary skills of its authors, made available in English for the first time by William Hazlitt and Paul Pelliot. Among other topics the chapters cover: The French mission of Peking, Tartar manners and customs, festivals, an interview with a Tibetan Lama, the flooding of the Yellow River, Tartar veterinary surgeons, irrigation projects, comparative studies between Catholicism and Buddhism, war between two living Buddhas, and the Chinese account of Tibet.


Travels Of A Consular Officer In North West China

Author by : Eric Teichman
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : This book, first published in 1921, provides an account of journeys through the North-Western Provinces of China, undertaken in connection with the Anglo-Chinese Opium Treaty.


Travels In China Containing Descriptions Observations And Comparisons Made And Collected In The Course Of A Short Residence At The Imperial Palace Of Yuen Min Yuen And On A Subsequent Journey Through The Country From Pekin To Canton

Author by : Barrow John Sir
Languange : en
Publisher by : Hardpress Publishing
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Description : Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.