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Unbeaten Tracks In Japan

Author : Isabella L. Bird
ISBN : 1425092705
Genre : Travel
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It is a classic travelogue based on the journey taken by Isabella Bird in 1878 to the interior of Japan. She has vividly described Japan and its people with their multifarious culture and lives. The book enfolds her extensive knowledge of history and botany. Moreover, the narration of scenes of the native areas is remarkable. It is a must-read for those who love adventurous writings.
Category: Travel

Unbeaten Tracks In Japan

Author : Isabella Bird
ISBN : 9781317727330
Genre : Social Science
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The author's account of travelling through Japan in 1878. This is a narrative of travels in Japan communicated via letters. First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: Social Science

Unbeaten Tracks In Japan Volume 2

Author : Isabella Lucy Bird
ISBN : 9781108014632
Genre : History
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Unbeaten Tracks contains fascinating observational anecdotes of nineteenth-century Japan. This volume continues the journey, including experiences of tribal living.
Category: History

Unbeaten Tracks In Japan

Author : Isabella L. Bird
ISBN : 1331449499
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Excerpt from Unbeaten Tracks in Japan: An Account of Travels in the Interior Including Visits to the Aborigines of Yezo and the Shrine of Nikko Having been recommended to leave home, in April 1878, in order to recruit my health by means which had proved serviceable before, I decided to visit Japan, attracted less by the reputed excellence of its climate, than by the certainty that it possessed in an especial degree those sources of novel and sustained interest, which conduce so essentially to the enjoyment and restoration of a solitary health-seeker. The climate disappointed me, but though I found the country a study rather than a rapture, its interest exceeded my largest expectations. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Buddhist Directory

Author : Isabella Bird
ISBN : 9781462907861
Genre : Travel
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In 1878, a decade after Japan was launched into the world of modern nations by the Meiji restoration of 1868, Isabella Lucy Bird set off alone to explore the interior. Ninety years ago Japan was still a mysterious country to Westerners. Miss Bird must have presented a fearsome sight to Japanese villagers when she came into view clad in American mountain dress and Wellington boots. However the country people liked her. She took off her boots before entering houses, she was of small stature, of quiet voice, and courteous! Many of the Japanese she met had never seen a European before. They were convinced all Westerners were uncouth barbarians. The Japan Isabella Bird describes is not the sentimental world of a Madame Butterfly, festooned with cherry blossoms. She describes real people in back country districts. Peasant life in Japan had never been easy but in early Meiji Japan, when the country was in a state of cultural shock following the opening of its doors to Western civilization, the drain of wealth from rural Japan to all-important Tokyo was particularly hard on the rural population. In this classic Japanese travelogue we see a side of Japan that is little known today.
Category: Travel

My First Travels In North America

Author : Isabella L. Bird
ISBN : 9780486141299
Genre : History
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One of the 19th century's most adventurous travel writers offers vivid accounts of her journeys through Canada and the United States, from scenic vistas to dark encounters with cholera and slavery.
Category: History

Amazing Traveler Isabella Bird

Author : Evelyn Kaye
ISBN : 0962623148
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Award-winning biography of 19th adventurer Isabella Bird who visited Colorado, Hawaii, and Australia, and gallivanted around Japan, China, Korea, Russia, and Tibet writing best-selling books about her travels. She was the first woman Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, was given an award by the King of Hawaii, and was presented to Queen Victoria.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Life And Travels Of Isabella Bird

Author : Jacki Hill-Murphy
ISBN : 9781526763273
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Isabella Bird traveled to the wildest places on earth, but at home in Britain she lay in bed, hardly able to write: 'an invalid at home and a Samson abroad.' In Japan she rode on a 'yezo savage' through foaming floods along unbeaten tracks, and was followed in the city by a crowd of a thousand, whose clogs clattered 'like a hailstorm' as they vied for a glimpse of the foreigner. She documented America before and after the Civil War and was deported from Korea with only the tweed suit she stood up in during a Japanese invasion. In China she was attacked with rocks and sticks and called a foreign dog, but she never gave up and went home. 'The prospect of the unknown has its charms.' Transformed by distant lands, she crossed raging floods, rode elephants, cows and yak, clung to her horse's neck as it clambered down cliff paths, slept on simple mats on the bare ground, unable to change out of wet clothes or get out of the searing heat. Her travels and the books she wrote about them show courage and tenacity, fueled by a restless spirit and a love of nature. She is as unique now as she was then.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Searching For Japan

Author : Michele Monserrati
ISBN : 9781789621075
Genre : History
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This book pursues the specific case of Italian travel narratives in the Far East, through a focus on the experience of Japan in works by writers who visited the Land of the Rising Sun beginning in the Meiji period (1868-1912) and during the concomitant opening of Japan's relations with the West. Drawing from the fields of Postcolonial and Transnational Studies, analysis of these texts explores one central question: what does it mean to imagine Japanese culture as contributing to Italian culture? Each author shares in common an attempt to disrupt ideas about dichotomies and unbalanced power relationships between East and West. Proposing the notion of 'relational Orientalism,' this book suggests that Italian travelogues to Japan, in many cases, pursued the goal of building imaginary transnational communities, predicated on commonalities and integration, by claiming what they perceived as 'Oriental' as their own. In contrast with a long history of Western representations of Japan as inferior and irrational, Searching for Japan identifies a positive overarching attitude toward the Far East country in modern Italian culture. Expanding the horizon of Italian transnational networks, normally situated within the Southern European region, this book reinstates the existence of an alternative Euro-Asian axis, operating across Italian history.
Category: History

Collected Travel Writings Of Isabella Bird

Author : Isabella Lucy Bird
ISBN : 1862100012
Genre : Travel
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Isabella Bird (1831-1904) was one of the most remarkable and intrepid explorers of her time; her unique knowledge of the customs and habits of the Mid-East and Asia, coupled with her fame as a writer, lecturer, and photographer, persuaded the Royal Geographic society to admit her as their first woman member. These writings on Hawaii, the Rocky Mountains, Japan, Persia, Tibet, and elsewhere all reveal keen anthropological interests and serve as the fifty-year diary of a Victorian feminist.
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A Curious Life For A Lady

Author : Pat Barr
ISBN : 9780571305865
Genre : Travel
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Isabella Bird was a woman of remarkable gifts. In 1872, at the age of forty, this rather earnest daughter of a country parson abandoned the rectory nest and began her pioneering journeys to some of the most inhospitable corners of the world. Undismayed by discomfort or danger she was to spend almost thirty years travelling - to the Rocky Mountains, the Sandwich Isles, to Japan, Malaya, Kashmir and Tibet, to Persia, Korea and China - where an indomitable spirit, an unassuming cordiality and, above all, a limitless capacity for being interested won her universal welcome. Her accounts of her experiences became best-selling books and established for Isabella Bird a reputation as one of the great travel writers of her day. 'Miss Barr has her measure. She and Miss Bird are well suited. The style of both is fresh, energetic, visual, making an enchanting book.' Evening Standard 'Rich and riotous as her intrepid heroine moves at the speed of a silent movie through landscapes lusher than any technicolour.' Times Literary Supplement 'A rare book.' Sunday Telegraph
Category: Travel

The Life Of Isabella Bird

Author : Anna M. Stoddart
ISBN : 9781108028967
Genre : History
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This life of Victorian solo traveller Isabella Bird reveals a remarkable and determined woman, who defied contemporary expectations.
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Asian Crossings

Author : Steve Clark
ISBN : 9789622099142
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The fourteen chapters in this book examine various topics and contexts of travel writings on China, Japan and Southeast Asia. From the first Colombian on a trade mission to China, to French women travellers in Asia, and the opening of "Japan Fairs" in the US during the latter half of the nineteenth century, this book offers a kaleidoscopic glimpse of the various cultures in the eyes of their beholders coupled with insightful understanding of the various politics and relationships that are involved. While this book will appeal to expert scholars and students of travel literature and Asian studies, as well as those working on cultural studies, general readers will also find it an interesting and accessible addition to their collections.
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