Travel Writing on China, Japan and South East Asia
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Asian Crossings by Steve Clark
Book DescriptionThis 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 of the various politics and relationships that are involved.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9789622099159
(236mm x 155mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Hong Kong University Press
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: Hong Kong
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Author Biography - Steve Clark
Paul Smethurst is an associate professor in the School of English at the University of Hong Kong. His publications include The Postmodern Chronotope: Reading Space and Time in Contemporary Fiction (2000), Travel Writing, Form and Empire: The Poetics and Politics of Mobility (2008) and The Reinvention of Nature: Scientific, Picturesque and Romantic Travel Writing.
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