Skip to content
You are not logged in |Login  
Limit search to available items
Record:   Prev Next
More Information
Author Dupee, Jeffrey.

Title British Travel Writers in China - Writing Home to a British Public, 1890-1914 [electronic resource] : Writing Home to a British Public,1890-1914.

Imprint Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, 2004.

Item Status

Description 1 online resource (358 pages)
Contents Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Map of China and Japan; Acknowledgements; Preface; Introduction: Theoretical Reflections; Chapter 1- Envisioned Companions: Writing to an imaginary British Readership; The Traveler as Solitary Figure, Communal Guide; The Traveler's Profile: Class, Gender and Function; The Traveler's Identity: Transistional Images of Exploere, Traveler and Tourist; The Traveler's Britain: Imperial Glories, Provincial Nostalgia; The Traveler's China: Fabled Past, Decayed Present.
Chapter 2-European Settlements in China: Seeking and Evading Expatriate CocoonsThe Allure of Little Englands, Little Londons; Far from the Madding Crowd: Avoiding British Compounds; Shanghai and Peking: Home and Away in China; Up the Mighty Yangtze: Journeying Away from Anglo-China; Chapter 3-Representing Difference: The Chinese Through British Travelers' Eyes; Imperial Baggage: Seeing the Chinese Through the Colonial Lens; Representational Cliches: Prevailing Images of the Chinese; Discursive Variations: Striving for Representational Equilibrium.
Representational Projections: Seeing the British Through Imagined Chinese EyesChapter 4-Chinese Encounters: Negotiating Difference on the Road Through China; Chinese Crowds: For Their Eyes Always; Chinese Servants: Upstairs, Downstairs in China; Chinese Officialdom: Problematic Guardians Along Upredictable Routes; Chinese Justice: Peering Through the Looking Glass of Horror; The Chinese Vice: Observing Opium from Near and Far; Chapter 5- Creature Comforts: Grumbling About Travel Accommodations; Transportation Woes: Carts, Litters, Boats, and Trains; Inns: Looking for a Decent Place to Stay.
Hygienic Horros: Flith, Stench, and Sanitation on the RoadCulinary Curiosities: From Haute Cuisine toMystery Meals; Chapter 6: Travel Misfortunes: Narratives of Danger, Mishap and Frustration; Shadowed by Fear: Boxer Dread and Other Apprehensions; Anywhere by Here: Trials, Misadventures and Petite Heroics; War Zones: On the Road Amidst Chinese Conflicts; Missionary Tales: Traveland Flight for Christ; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.
Summary This study is principally about travel and the travel experience, engaged those themes within the context of existing post-colonial and post-modern debates that critique the writings of Western travelers who journeyed in non-Western locales. The travel writers, or travel savants, as they are characterized in the work, rarely traveled alone but typically promoted a travel persona of the idealized solitary traveler derived from deeply engrained traditions in Western travel literature. Such solitary projections were mitigated by a narrative device that envisioned traveling companions in the form.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject China -- History -- 1861-1912.
China -- Description and travel.
Chronological Term 1861-1912
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Dupee, Jeffrey. British Travel Writers in China - Writing Home to a British Public, 1890-1914 : Writing Home to a British Public,1890-1914. Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2004 9780773464971
ISBN 9780773411852 (electronic bk.)
0773411852 (electronic bk.)