Inscribed Landscapes: Travel Writing from Imperial China
by Richard E. Strassberg
Publisher: University of California Press 1994
Number of pages: 489
This anthology is the only comprehensive collection in English of Chinese travel writing from the first century A.D. through the nineteenth. The 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.
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