Inscribed Landscapes Travel Writing from Imperial China
Author: Richard E. Strassberg (Translator)
publisher: University of California Press
publisher Date: 09/20/1994
Schools: University at Albany (SUNY)
Description: 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. The entire collection is introduced by an in-depth survey of the rise of Chinese travel writing as a cultural phenomenon. Inscribed Landscapes provides a unique resource for travelers as well as for scholars of Chinese literature, art and history.