Frontiers of Heaven
A Journey to the End of China
By (author) Stanley Stewart
Frontiers of Heaven by Stanley Stewart
Book DescriptionWinner of the Thomas Cook Travel Book AwardFor the Chinese, the Great Wall of China has defined much more than a physical barrier. Over the centuries it has represented a psychological frontier - within it lies the Celestial Kingdom, the compass of all civilization. Beyond lies a barbaric world of chaos and exile.In Frontiers of Heaven, author Stanley Stewart recounts his wanderings halfway across Asia. The journey takes him from Shanghai to the banks of the Indus, and along the way he encounters the modern Chinese for whom these regions beyond the Wall still hold the same morbid fascination. Today, the great western province of Xinjiang is still a land of exile, the destination of soldiers, reluctant settlers, political prisoners, and disgraced officials.Whether describing the lost cities of Central Asia, a Buddhist monastery in the shadow of Tibet, or a love affair in Xi'an, Stewart tells his story with charm and affection.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781592287918
(222mm x 140mm x 18mm)
Imprint: The Lyons Press
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Stanley Stewart
Shakespeare and Philosophy, Hardback (December 2009)
Covering the work of philosophers including Richardson, Kant, Hume, Wittgenstein, Nietzsche, and Dewey, this study examines the history of what philosophers have had to say about 'Shakespeare' as a subject of philosophy, from the seventeenth century to the present. It is of interest to Shakespeareans, literary critics, and philosophers.
In the Empire of Genghis Khan, Paperback (March 2004)
A pilgrimage across the old empire of Genghis Khan, from Istanbul to Mongolia. Winner of the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award.
Cambridge Companion to Ben Jonson, Hardback (November 2000)
An accessible, up-to-date introduction to the life and works of poet and dramatist Ben Jonson.
Nietzsche's Case, Paperback (April 1993)» View all books by Stanley Stewart
Combines the multiple perspectives of Bernd Magnus, a philosopher and Nietzsche scholar, Jean-Pierre Mileur, a critical theorist/ Romaticist, and Stanley Stewart, a Renaissance literary scholar.
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Author Biography - Stanley Stewart
Stanley Stewart is the author of In the Empire of Genghis Khan, and Old Serpent Nile, an account of his journey to the source of the river.
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