Asian CrossingsTravel Writing on China, Japan and Southeast Asia

Asian CrossingsTravel Writing on China, Japan and Southeast Asia

Steve Clark and Paul Smethurst

Print publication date: 2011

ISBN: 9789622099142

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

Abstract

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 travelers 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 understanding of the various politics and relationships that are involved.