Traditions of East Asian Travel

Traditions of East Asian Travel

This book offers insights into how East Asians traveled in the early modern and modern periods, what they looked for, what they felt comfortable finding, and the ways in which they wrote up their impressions of these experiences.

Author: Joshua A. Fogel

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 0857458892

Category: Travel

Page: 204

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Although the topic of travel and travel writing by Chinese and Japanese writers has recently begun to attract more interest among scholars in the West, it remains largely virgin terrain with vast tracts awaiting scholarly examination. This book offers insights into how East Asians traveled in the early modern and modern periods, what they looked for, what they felt comfortable finding, and the ways in which they wrote up their impressions of these experiences.
Categories: Travel

Travel Time and Space in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Time

Travel  Time  and Space in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Time

Johns Hopkins Studies in Atlantic History and Culture (Baltimore, MD, and
London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, ... I cannot claim here to be an
expert on the vast history of East Asian travel and travelliterature; instead, see
Traditions of ...

Author: Albrecht Classen

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110610963

Category: History

Page: 723

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Research on medieval and early modern travel literature has made great progress, which now allows us to take the next step and to analyze the correlations between the individual and space throughout time, which contributed essentially to identity formation in many different settings. The contributors to this volume engage with a variety of pre-modern texts, images, and other documents related to travel and the individual's self-orientation in foreign lands and make an effort to determine the concept of identity within a spatial framework often determined by the meeting of various cultures. Moreover, objects, images and words can also travel and connect people from different worlds through books. The volume thus brings together new scholarship focused on the interrelationship of travel, space, time, and individuality, which also includes, of course, women's movement through the larger world, whether in concrete terms or through proxy travel via readings. Travel here is also examined with respect to craftsmen's activities at various sites, artists' employment for many different projects all over Europe and elsewhere, and in terms of metaphysical experiences (catabasis).
Categories: History

Asian Tourism

Asian Tourism

In recent years, Western ideas have challenged many traditional practices in
South-East and East Asian countries (Inglehart ... With regard to travel behaviour,
Asian tourists are more emotionally attached to groups, since the characteristic of

Author: Janet Cochrane

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080453569

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 396

View: 333

Tourism in Asia is growing faster than anywhere else in the world. Despite the significance of the tourism industry in this area it is under researched. This book addresses this imbalance by providing an edited collection of chapters which explore the domestic and intraregional tourism in Asia.
Categories: Business & Economics

East Asia

East Asia

Author: John King Fairbank

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: UOM:39015037488239

Category: History

Page: 1027

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Categories: History

Land Without Ghosts

Land Without Ghosts

"At last we have a wonderful book which makes us privy to these Chinese images of the West and lets us see how they were formed and how they changed over the last century and a half."—Orville Schell, author of Discos and Democracy

Author: R. David Arkush

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520084241

Category: History

Page: 309

View: 609

"At last we have a wonderful book which makes us privy to these Chinese images of the West and lets us see how they were formed and how they changed over the last century and a half."—Orville Schell, author of Discos and Democracy
Categories: History

East Asian Cultures in Perspective

East Asian Cultures in Perspective

As in other East Asian countries, art is important in Mongolian culture. Historically
, much of Mongolia's art expressed ... Families live in gers on the steppes and
travel with their herds as the seasons change. Living in a tiny ger also helps keep

Author: Mattern Joanne

Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781612286037

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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East Asian Cultures in Perspective is an in-depth look at the different regional cultures of East Asia with an emphasis on current culture. The young reader is presented with an overview of a variety of regional cultures that developed historically and analyzes how the cultural history shapes the East Asian region's current culture. The book is written in a lively and interesting style, and contains the East Asian region's languages, foods, music/dance, art/literature, religions, holidays, lifestyle, and most importantly contemporary culture in the country today. The book has been developed to address many of the Common Core specific goals, higher level thinking skills, and progressive learning strategies from informational texts for middle grade and junior high level students.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Integrating East Asian Medicine into Contemporary Healthcare E Book

Integrating East Asian Medicine into Contemporary Healthcare E Book

Volker Scheid VolkerScheid, PhD, is Readerand Director of the EASTmedicine(
EastAsianSciences and Traditions in Medicine) Research Centre in the School of
... Following a degree in anthropology and extensive travels to Asia she trained.

Author: Volker Scheid

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780702048364

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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Traditional East Asian healthcare systems have moved rapidly from the fringes of healthcare systems in the West towards the centre over the past 50 years. This change of status for traditional medicines presents their practitioners with both opportunities and challenges as the focus shifts from one of opposition towards one of integration into biomedically dominated healthcare systems. Integrating East Asian Medicine into Contemporary Healthcare examines the opportunities and challenges of integrating East Asian medicine into Western healthcare systems from an interdisciplinary perspective. Volker Scheid and Hugh MacPherson bring together contributions from acknowledged experts from a number of different disciplines - including clinical researchers, Chinese Medicine practitioners, historians, medical anthropologists, experts in the social studies of science, technology and medicine - to examine and debate the impact of the evidence-based medicine movement on the ongoing modernization of East Asian medicines. The book considers the following questions: •What are the values, goals and ethics implicit within traditional East Asian medical practices? • What claims to effectiveness and safety are made by East Asian medical practices? •What is at stake in subjecting these medical practices to biomedical models of evaluation? • What constitutes best practice? How is it to be defined and measured? • What are the ideologies and politics behind the process of integration of East Asian medical practices into modern health care systems? • What can we learn from a variety of models of integration into contemporary healthcare?
Categories: Medical

East Asian Cultural and Historical Perspectives

East Asian Cultural and Historical Perspectives

Histories and Society--culture and Literatures University of Alberta. ... major travel
accounts : 1 2 The names of the Japanese and Chinese writers mentioned in this
article follow the Chinese and Japanese practice of putting the surname before ...

Author: University of Alberta. Research Institute for Comparative Literature and Cross-Cultural Studies

Publisher: Research Institute for Comparative Literature

ISBN: 0921490097

Category: East Asia

Page: 383

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Categories: East Asia

Living Yogacara

Living Yogacara

... against foreign travel and left for a seventeen—year cultural exchange in the
West, most of which was spent in India. The story of Xuanzang's famous trip to
India is well known from a vari— ety of perspectives in East Asian cultural history.

Author: Tagawa Shun'ei

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780861718955

Category: Philosophy

Page: 200

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Yogacara is an influential school of Buddhist philosophy and psychology that stems from the early Indian Mahayana Buddhist tradition. The Yogacara view is based on the fundamental truth that there is nothing in the realm of human experience that is not interpreted by and dependent upon the mind. Yogacara Buddhism was unable to sustain the same level of popularity as other Buddhist schools in India, Tibet, and East Asia, but its teachings on the nature of consciousness profoundly impacted the successive developments of Buddhism. Yogacara served as the basis for the development of the doctrines of karma and liberation in many other schools. In this refreshingly accessible study, Tagawa Shun'ei makes sense of Yogacara's subtleties and complexities with insight and clarity. He shows us that Yogacara masters comprehend and express everyday experiences that we all take for granted, yet struggle to explain. Eloquent and approachable, Living Yogacara deepens the reader's understanding of the development of Buddhism's interpretation of the human psyche.
Categories: Philosophy

The Oxford History of the Novel in English

The Oxford History of the Novel in English

This multi-authored volume presents an original, wide-ranging assessment of the novel in English of South Asia and South East Asia after 1945. The volume includes sections on key writers, national traditions, and major themes and genres.

Author: Alex Tickell

Publisher: Oxford History of the Novel in

ISBN: 0198745419

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 688

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The Oxford History of the Novel in English is a 12-volume series presenting a comprehensive, global, and up-to-date history of English-language prose fiction and written by a large, international team of scholars. The series is concerned with novels as a whole, not just the 'literary' novel, and each volume includes chapters on the processes of production, distribution, and reception, and on popular fiction and the fictional sub-genres, as well as outlining the work of major novelists, movements, and tendencies. South and South East Asia has produced some of the most dynamic, experimental, and commercially successful English-language novels of the post-war period. This wide-ranging volume, which comprises specially commissioned chapters from critics working in the fields of postcolonial and global literature, covers key authors, national traditions, and major themes and genres, providing an unrivalled survey of the South and South East Asian anglophone novel. The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 10. The Novel in South and South East Asia since 1945 employs a unique three-part structure covering South Asia, South East Asia, and 'cross-border' fictions and is the first work of its kind to provide a single comparative assessment of the novel across South and South East Asia, and in migrant lines of travel in and beyond these regions. Both an introduction and a scholarly resource, it covers internationally recognized novelists but also showcases forgotten, under-represented writers and their works. The volume provides comprehensive survey chapters on individual national traditions, comprising the anglophone novel of India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Mainland China, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, and Myanmar. Its historical and geographical reach takes in late colonial fictions, war-novels of Korea and Vietnam, and autobiographical fictions of the Chinese Cultural Revolution; its formal scope spans multi-volume historical epics, political fictions, and graphic novels. The development of the South and South East Asian novel in English is further contextualized in chapters on publishing and book history, and new forms of genre fiction, making this volume an invaluable resource for students, researchers, and general readers.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Ramayana Footprints in South East Asian Culture and Heritage

Ramayana  Footprints in South East Asian Culture and Heritage

From paintings to sculptures, from literature to the ethos of royal administration, from rituals of coronation to cremation, from local dance to grand ceremony the impact of Ramayana is prominent all over south-east Asia and this book ...

Author: Anita Bose

Publisher: BEE Books


Category: Religion

Page: 208

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The Ramayana is a peerless epic composed by Maharshi Valmiki in the ancient Bharatvarsha. Prof. Sylvain Levi, the great French orientalist, once said “India gave mythology to her neighbors”. Ramayana serves as the great stimulant to nascent literary worlds of south-east Asian countries and has influenced their culture through drama, puppetry and various performing arts. Ramayana Civilization has such everlasting influence that Thai Ramakien and Khon are very popular even in the present day. Dances like Singkil and Hudhud are very popular amongst the young Filipinos which is derived from Maharadia Lawana. The Kakawin Ramayana of Java and Bali associates people of Islam in it while in countries like Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and Philippines, plays based on Ramayana are a regularity. From paintings to sculptures, from literature to the ethos of royal administration, from rituals of coronation to cremation, from local dance to grand ceremony the impact of Ramayana is prominent all over south-east Asia and this book provides a detailed analysis for the same.
Categories: Religion

Distant Lands and Diverse Cultures

Distant Lands and Diverse Cultures

Secrets of the Seraglio: Harem Politics and the Rhetoric of Imperialism in the
Travels of Sir Jean Chardin S. Amanda ... interest and travel in the countries and
cultures of the Middle East and Asia.1 A career diplomat to the French embassy
in ...

Author: Glenn Joseph Ames

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313308640

Category: History

Page: 269

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Examines the symbiotic nature of cross-cultural interaction between France and the major trading regions of the Indian Ocean basin.
Categories: History

Asia Pacific Coasts and Their Management

Asia Pacific Coasts and Their Management

Country % total arrivals 1st country 2nd country EAST ASIA China 36.6 Japan (
21.8) Korea (15.8) Japan 40.1 Korea ... The traditional attraction of water in the
Asia-Pacific region dates back before modern coastal tourism ... With the setting
up of many Asian airlines in the 1950s, and boosted by the founding of the Pacific
Asia Travel Association (PATA) in 1951, tourism in the region developed rapidly.

Author: Nobuo Mimura

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402036255

Category: Science

Page: 367

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The Asia and Pacific region is home to the world’s largest concentration of coral reefs and mangroves. It accommodates two-thirds of the world’s human population and its economic activities have the highest growth rate in the world. This book gives an overview of the state-of-the-art understanding on the drivers, state, and responses to the coastal environmental changes in the Asia and Pacific region. It provides important perspectives on the subject for researchers.
Categories: Science

Guidelines for Tourism in Parks and Protected Areas of East Asia

Guidelines for Tourism in Parks and Protected Areas of East Asia

2.3.2 Tourism Information by Jurisdiction China Many Chinese communities in
the jurisdictions of East Asia have ethnic ties with China . No travel or direct
personal contact between these communities and their homeland was permitted
for several decades . ... This is part of the policy to transfer China's tourism from
traditional sightseeing to the combination of sightseeing and holiday resort
tourism ( WTO ...

Author: Paul F. J. Eagles

Publisher: IUCN

ISBN: 2831705797

Category: History

Page: 99

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Categories: History

Indian and Chinese Immigrant Communities

Indian and Chinese Immigrant Communities

38 Tan Chee-Beng, “Chinese Identities in Malaysia,” Southeast Asian Journal of
Social Science 25, no. 2 (1997): p. 116. 39 James Clifford, Routes: Travel and
Translation in the Late Twentieth Century (Cambridge: Harvard University Press,
1997), p. 256. ... In South Asians in the Diaspora: Histories and Religious
Traditions, edited by Knut A.Jacobsen and P. Pratap Kumar, pp. 77–96. Leiden:
Brill, 2004.

Author: Jayati Bhattacharya

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781783084470

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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This interdisciplinary collection of essays offers a window onto the overseas Indian and Chinese communities in Asia. Contributors discuss the interactive role of the cultural and religious ‘other’, the diasporic absorption of local beliefs and customs, and the practical business networks and operational mechanisms unique to these communities. Growing out of an international workshop organized by the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore and the Centre of Asian Studies at the University of Hong Kong, this volume explores material, cultural and imaginative features of the immigrant communities and brings together these two important communities within a comparative framework.
Categories: Social Science

Travels in Manchuria and Mongolia

Travels in Manchuria and Mongolia

Yosano Akiko was a highly acclaimed Japanese poet. She was also a prominent feminist. In 1928 she was invited to travel around areas with a strong Japanese presence in China's northeast. This is her account of that journey.

Author: Akiko Yosano

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231123183

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 163

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Yosano Akiko was a highly acclaimed Japanese poet. She was also a prominent feminist. In 1928 she was invited to travel around areas with a strong Japanese presence in China's northeast. This is her account of that journey.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

E Book Energy Medicine East and West

E Book Energy Medicine East and West

FiG 1.1 the classical Chinese character for ki (qi). characterized as traditional or
unchanging. ... Moreover, the travel of practitioners, translated texts and
pharmacopeias across Asia all contribute to multiple forms or genealogies of
medical ...

Author: David F. Mayor

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780702049231

Category: Medical

Page: 420

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Energy Medicine East and West: A Natural History of Qi provides a unique, comprehensive overview of Qi or bioenergy for students and practitioners of energy medicines, Chinese and Oriental Medicine, and all disciplines of Complementary and Integrative Medicine. Mayor and Micozzi start with a comparative historical account of the ancient concepts of Qi and vital energy before covering theories of Qi, a discussion of the organized therapeutic modalities based upon Qi and its applications to specific health and medical conditions. Contributions are included from international experts in the field. The book moves from anatomical and bioenergetic complementarity of Western vital energy and Eastern Qi, through convergence of perspectives and models to demonstrations of how the traditional therapies are being melded together in a new, original and creative synthesis. David Mayor and Marc Micozzi are experienced medical practitioners, authors and editors. David Mayor has been actively involved in bioenergy research, practice and publishing for over 30 years, and is author/editor of Electroacupuncture: A practical manual and resource (2007), as well as other acupuncture texts and studies. Marc Micozzi is Professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC. As author/editor of Fundamentals of Complementary & Alternative Medicine, 4E (2011), and 25 other books, he has been writing, editing and teaching on bioenergy, Qi and related topics for 20 years. Endorsements "This wonderful book has assembled some 25 authors expressing well a view of qi which entirely does justice to its nature. Meticulously referenced, it is a milestone to set beside Maciocias Foundations of Chinese Medicine and Deadmans Manual of Acupuncture. Here at last are the beginnings of a true science of qi...There is truly nothing like it in contemporary literature. Alone, it lays the foundation for the beginnings of a modern science of qi."Richard Bertschinger, Acupuncturist and translator, Somerset, UK. "This book offers a timely and thorough examination of the experience and nature of qi, including a series of fascinating philosophical discussions with a direct application to our patients. Required reading for acupuncture practitioners seeking to justify and clarify their clinical reasoning."Val Hopwood PhD FCSP, Physiotherapist, acupuncturist, researcher and educator; Course director, MSc Acupuncture, Coventry University, UK. "Over the last decade most books on Asian medicine paid tribute to the aura of evidence-based medicine – experience counted little, RCTs were convincing. This book, at last, returns to an old tradition of debate, opening up quite a few new horizons. Reading it, my striving for knowledge was married with enjoyment and happiness. This book made me happy!" Thomas Ots MD PhD, Medical acupuncturist specialising in psychiatry, Graz, Austria; Editor-in-Chief, Deutsche Zeitschrift für Akupunktur. "To simply review the chapter headings is to know the truly remarkable expanse of this book...a wonderful bridge between the mysteries of the East and the sciences of the West...well documented, well written, and enlarging both. Enlightening...nicely depicts outstanding advances in energy psychotherapeutics, thus ultimately helping to move forward the human condition."Maurie D Pressman MD, Emeritus Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA; Emeritus Chairman of Psychiatry, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia PA; past President, International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine, Lafayette, CO, USA.
Categories: Medical

Understanding and Managing Tourism Impacts

Understanding and Managing Tourism Impacts

who live in predominantly non-Asian cultures, such as North America, Australia
and Europe. ... their home villages at much higher rates than had Overseas
Chinese living in Southeast Asia and East Asia (Lew and Wong 2005) ... Some
argue that the existential travel experience (in all its forms), while a major
motivation for tourism, is a rare and fleeting one that fades with time (Steiner and
Reisinger 2006) ...

Author: C. Michael Hall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135983864

Category: Science

Page: 392

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As one of the world’s largest industries, tourism carries with it significant social, environmental, economic and political impacts. Although tourism can provide significant economic benefits for some destinations, the image of tourism as a benign and environmentally friendly industry has often been challenged. There is a clear and growing body of evidence that suggests that the effects of tourism development are far more complex than policy-makers usually suggest and that the impacts of tourism occur not just at the destination but at all stages of a tourist’s trip. Furthermore, tourism does not exist in a vacuum. Broader social and environmental changes also shape the form, growth and experience of tourism development. This text provides a clear, accessible and up-to-date synthesis of tourism’s role in our contemporary world, both as an agent of change, and as a response to it. Tourism-related change is approached from a framework that illustrates the changing environments in which they occur, including the spatial scale of such impacts and the effects of these impacts over time. This framework is then applied to the economic, socio-cultural and physical dimensions of tourism. After examining the different forms of tourism-related impacts, the book then discusses the role of planning as part of an integrated approach to the mitigation of undesirable impacts and the maximization of the desirable benefits of tourism development. Case studies and illustrations from a variety of locations from around the world are used throughout the book to exemplify key themes and issues; additionally figures and tables serve to elucidate statistical data. Understanding and Managing Tourism Impacts illustrates that when well managed tourism can make a positive contribution to destinations. The books use of issues of scale, time and form to illustrate the effects of tourism provide an accessible and significant reminder that tourism’s impacts vary over time and space, affects both the visitor and the host community, and can be unpredictable in its consequences. Chapter objectives, recommended readings, and links to web-based material help students, practitioners and researchers to grasp the broader implications of tourism development in today's world. With tourism increasingly being implicated as a factor in climate and environmental change, and with the benefits and costs of tourism as a form of economic development being examined more closely than ever, this book provides a timely contribution to help clarify the potentials and pitfalls of contemporary tourism.
Categories: Science

A Global History of Architecture

A Global History of Architecture

(In Chinese literature, it is India—not Europe—that is referred to as the “Western
Kingdom. ... China Sea Yungang Caves in their own time, because they kept
extensive records of their travels and actively interpreted Buddhism for the

Author: Mark M. Jarzombek

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470902486

Category: Architecture

Page: 864

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Praise for the First Edition "Because of its exceptionally wide perspective, even architectural historians who do not teach general survey courses are likely to enjoy and appreciate it." —Annali d'architettura "Not only does A Global History of Architecture own the territory (of world architecture), it pulls off this audacious task with panache, intelligence, and—for the most part—grace." —Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians Revised and updated—the compelling history of the world's great architectural achievements Organized along a global timeline, A Global History of Architecture, Second Edition has been updated and revised throughout to reflect current scholarship. Spanning from 3,500 b.c.e. to the present, this unique guide is written by an all-star team of architectural experts in their fields who emphasize the connections, contrasts, and influences of architectural movements throughout history. The architectural history of the world comes to life through a unified framework for interpreting and understanding architecture, supplemented by rich drawings from the renowned Frank Ching, as well as brilliant photographs. This new Second Edition: Delivers more coverage of non-Western areas, particularly Africa, South Asia, South East Asia, and Pre-Columbian America Is completely re-designed with full-color illustrations throughout Incorporates additional drawings by Professor Ching, including new maps with more information and color Meets the requirements set by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) for "non-Western" architecture in history education. Offers new connections to a companion Web site, including Google EarthTM coordinates for ease of finding sites. Architecture and art enthusiasts will find A Global History of Architecture, Second Edition perpetually at their fingertips.
Categories: Architecture