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This book represents the work of expert scholars, it is also accessible to non-specialists with an interest in travel writing and China, and care has been taken to explain the critical terms and ideas deployed in the essays from recent scholarship of the travel genre.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. i-ii
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  1. Illustrations
  2. p. vii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. ix
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  1. Notes on Contributors
  2. pp. xi-xiii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-12
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  1. 1 - Sketching China and the Self-Portrait of a Post-Romantic Traveler: John Francis Davis’s Rewriting of China in the 1840s
  2. pp. 13-26
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  1. 2 - Converting Chinese Eyes: Rev. W. H. Medhurst, “Passing,” and the Victorian Vision of China
  2. pp. 27-38
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  1. 3 - Traveling Imperialism: Lord Elgin’s Missions to China and the Limits of Victorian Liberalism
  2. pp. 39-52
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  1. 4 - Mirror Images: John Thomson’s Photographs of East Asia
  2. pp. 53-62
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  1. 5 - Eating out East: Representing Chinese Food in Victorian Travel Literature and Journalism
  2. pp. 63-74
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  1. 6 - Encounters with Otherness: Female Travelers in China, 1880–1920
  2. pp. 75-90
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  1. 7 - Travel Writing and the Humanitarian Impulse: Alicia Little in China
  2. pp. 91-104
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  1. 8 - The “Sphere of Interest”: Framing Late Nineteenth-Century China in Words and Pictures with Isabella Bird
  2. pp. 105-118
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  1. 9 - China Upriver: Three Colonial Journeys between Hong Kong and Canton, 1905–11
  2. pp. 119-132
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  1. 10 - With Harry Franck in China
  2. pp. 133-146
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  1. 11 - Journeys to War: W. H. Auden, Christopher Isherwood and William Empson in China
  2. pp. 147-162
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  1. 12 - Agnes Smedley: The Fellow-Traveler’s Tales
  2. pp. 163-176
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 177-208
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 209-226
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 227-232
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  1. Color Plates
  2. pp. 233-240
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789888052011
Related ISBN
9789622098459
MARC Record
OCLC
646069099
Pages
248
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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