Inscribed Landscapes: Travel Writing from Imperial China


Inscribed Landscapes: Travel Writing from Imperial China ➵ 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.

  • Paperback
  • 489 pages
  • Inscribed Landscapes: Travel Writing from Imperial China
  • Richard E. Strassberg
  • English
  • 17 May 2016
  • 9780520085800

2 thoughts on “Inscribed Landscapes: Travel Writing from Imperial China

  1. Tony Gualtieri Tony Gualtieri says:

    This sublime anthology perfectly captures the classical Chinese sensitivity for mountain landscapes The feeling of these writers for the natural beauty and solitude of these places was not approached by westerners until well into the 20th century It's almost too rich a confection I had to take a long break as one description blended with another but I found the whole thing a wonderful demonstration of how Buddhism Taoism and neo Confucianism shaped the Chinese relationship with the land

  2. Frank McAdam Frank McAdam says:

    This book is intended for the scholar than the general reader The travel writing is uite different from the genre we are accustomed to in the modern West Most of the entries are only vignettes a few pages in length and it can be uite difficult keeping track of the names of people and places Nevertheless some of the sketches contain passages that are lyrical in describing the beauty of the natural world and are worth reading on that account alone

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