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Asian Crossings: Travel Writing on China, Japan and Southeast Asia
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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 politicsand 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.'--BOOK JACKET.

Collection
HKU Press Digital Editions
License
All rights reserved
Rights Statement
In Copyright
Publisher
 Eurospan distributor; Hong Kong University Press
Contributor
Clark, Steve Smethurst, Paul
Subject
 Southeast Asia--Description and travel.  China--Description and travel.  Japan--Description and travel.  Travelers' writings--History and criticism.
Language
English
Date
2008
Isbn
9622099157
Resource Type
Book