➵ Inscribed Landscapes: Travel Writing from Imperial China Read ➼ Author Richard E. Strassberg – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Alongside the scores of travel books about China written by foreign visitors Chinese travelers' impressions of their own country rarely appear in translation This anthology is the only comprehensive c Alongside the scores of Travel Writing eBook ´ travel books about China written by foreign visitors Chinese travelers' impressions of their own country rarely appear in translation This anthology is the only comprehensive collection in English of Chinese travel writing from the first century AD through the nineteenth Early examples of the genre describe sites important Inscribed Landscapes: ePUB í for their geography history and role in cultural mythology but by the T'ang dynasty in the mid eighth century certain historiographical and poetic discourses converged to form the travel account yu chi and later the travel diary jih chi as vehicles of personal expression and autobiography These first person narratives provide rich material Landscapes: Travel Writing PDF/EPUB ã for understanding the attitudes of Chinese literati toward place nature politics and the selfThe anthology is abundantly illustrated with paintings portraits maps and drawings Each selection is meticulously translated carefully annotated and prefaced by a brief description of the writer's life and work The entire collection is introduced by an in depth survey Landscapes: Travel Writing from Imperial MOBI :Ê of the rise of Chinese travel writing as a cultural phenomenon Inscribed Landscapes provides a uniue resource for travelers as well as for scholars of Chinese literature art and history.
- 489 pages
- Inscribed Landscapes: Travel Writing from Imperial China
- Richard E. Strassberg
- 17 May 2016 Richard E. Strassberg