Travels in Tartary - One's Company and News from Tartary

Travels in Tartary - One's Company and News from Tartary PDF Author: Herbert Myrick
Publisher: Mac Donnell Press
ISBN: 1444600273
Category : Travel
Languages : en
Pages : 604

Book Description
Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Silk Road

The Silk Road PDF Author: Frances Wood
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520243408
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 274

Book Description
This gorgeously illustrated oversized book brings the history and cultures of the Silk Road alive -- from its beginnings to the present day -- covering more than 5000 years.

Literature of Travel and Exploration

Literature of Travel and Exploration PDF Author: Jennifer Speake
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135456623
Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 3477

Book Description
Containing more than 600 entries, this valuable resource presents all aspects of travel writing. There are entries on places and routes (Afghanistan, Black Sea, Egypt, Gobi Desert, Hawaii, Himalayas, Italy, Northwest Passage, Samarkand, Silk Route, Timbuktu), writers (Isabella Bird, Ibn Battuta, Bruce Chatwin, Gustave Flaubert, Mary Kingsley, Walter Ralegh, Wilfrid Thesiger), methods of transport and types of journey (balloon, camel, grand tour, hunting and big game expeditions, pilgrimage, space travel and exploration), genres (buccaneer narratives, guidebooks, New World chronicles, postcards), companies and societies (East India Company, Royal Geographical Society, Society of Dilettanti), and issues and themes (censorship, exile, orientalism, and tourism). For a full list of entries and contributors, a generous selection of sample entries, and more, visit the Literature of Travel and Exploration: An Encyclopedia website.

Images of China in Polish and Serbian Travel Writings (1720-1949)

Images of China in Polish and Serbian Travel Writings (1720-1949) PDF Author: Tomasz Ewertowski
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004435441
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 426

Book Description
In Images of China in Polish and Serbian Travel Writings (1720-1949), Tomasz Ewertowski examines how Polish and Serbian travelers from the 18th to the mid-20th century described China, showing various factors which influenced their representations of the Middle Kingdom.

Culture and Customs of the Central Asian Republics

Culture and Customs of the Central Asian Republics PDF Author: Rafis Abazov
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 0313056188
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 325

Book Description
The Central Asian Republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan won their independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. Now they are emerging from the shadow of dominance and are subjects of intense interest from the West. The modern culture and customs of the various peoples in these geopolitical hotspots, straddling the far reaches of Europe into Asia, are revealed to a general audience for the first time. This will be the must-have volume for a broad, authoritative overview of these traditional civilizations as they cope with globalization.

Beyond the Steppe Frontier

Beyond the Steppe Frontier PDF Author: Sören Urbansky
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691208948
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 386

Book Description
"Over two thousand miles long, the boundary between Russia and China is the world's longest land border. Though sometimes considered a backwater, the border region was always of critical geopolitical importance and has a fascinating history. Not only did this border divide the two largest Eurasian empires, it was also the place where European and Asian civilizations met, where nomads and settled peoples mingled, where the imperial interests of Russia, China, and Japan clashed, and where both conflicts and gestures of friendship between the world's largest Communist regimes were staged. This book is a history of this border from the late nineteenth century until the fall of the Soviet Union. The border has undergone a remarkable transformation since the late nineteenth century. As late as the 1920s, Russian, Chinese, and native worlds were intricately interwoven in the region, and the frontier was barely regulated. By the end of the twentieth century, however, the two countries had succeeded in cutting kin, cultural, economic, and religious connections between the two sides through deportation, forced assimilation, and nationalist propaganda campaigns. Only with the collapse of the Soviet Union would China and Russia reopen the border, but even today the line between countries demarcates two distinct regions with remarkably different worldviews and cultures. Drawing on sources in seven languages, including extensive archival research, interviews, and oral histories, Urbansky stresses the significant role of the local population in supporting, or more often undermining, the two states' border-making efforts"--

The British Empire and Tibet 1900-1922

The British Empire and Tibet 1900-1922 PDF Author: Wendy Palace
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134278632
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 238

Book Description
In August 1904 Sir Francis Younghusband's invasion force reached the forbidden city of Lhasa. The British invasion of Tibet in 1903 acted as a catalyst for change in a world transformed by revolution, war and the rise of a new order. Using unofficial government sources, private papers and the diaries and memoirs of those involved, this book examines the impact of Younghusband's invasion and its aftermath inside Tibet.

Decoding the Sino-North Korean Borderlands

Decoding the Sino-North Korean Borderlands PDF Author: Christopher Green
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9048539269
Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 441

Book Description
Since the 1990s, the Chinese-North Korean border region has undergone a gradual transformation into a site of intensified cooperation, competition, and intrigue. These changes have prompted a significant volume of critical scholarship and media commentary across multiple languages and disciplines. Drawing on existing studies and new data, Decoding the Sino-North Korean Borderlands brings much of this literature into concert by pulling together a wide range of insight on the region's economics, security, social cohesion, and information flows. Drawing from multilingual sources and transnational scholarship, this volume is enhanced by the extensive fieldwork undertaken by the editors and contributors in their quests to decode the borderland. In doing so, the volume emphasizes the link between theory, methodology, and practice in the field of Area Studies and social science more broadly.
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