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Writing travel in Central Asian history / edited by Nile Green.

Publication:
Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, 2014.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (233 p.)
Subjects:
Travel writing -- History -- Congresses.
Travel writing -- History and criticism -- Congresses.
Visitors, Foreign -- Asia, Central -- History -- Congresses.
Asia, Central -- Description and travel -- Congresses.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
For centuries, travelers have made Central Asia known to the wider world through their writings. In this volume, scholars employ these little-known texts in a wide range of Asian and European languages to trace how Central Asia was gradually absorbed into global affairs. The representations of the region brought home to China and Japan, India and Persia, Russia and Great Britain, provide valuable evidence that helps map earlier periods of globalization and cultural interaction.
Contents:
Introduction: travel, writing and the global history of Central Asia / Nile Green
Identity, information and trade, c.1500-1850.
Early modern circulation and the question of "patriotism" between Central Asia and India / Sanjay Subrahmanyam
Prescribing the boundaries of knowledge: seventeenth century Russian diplomatic missions to Central Asia / Ron Sela
Central Asians in the eighteenth century Qing illustrations of tributary peoples / Laura Hostetler
The steppe roads of Central Asia and the Persian captivity narrative of Mirza Mahmud Taqi / Abbas Amanat and Arash Khazeni
Empire, archaeology and the arts, c.1850-1940.
"The Rubicon between the empires": the river Oxus in the nineteenth century British geographical imaginary / Kate Teltscher
Buddhist relics from the western regions: Japanese archaeological exploration of Central Asia / Imre Galambos
A Russian futurist in Asia: Velimir Khlebnikov's travelogue in verse / Ronald Vroon
Narrating the Ichkari soundscape: European and American travelers on Central Asian women's lives and music / Tanya Merchant.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Includes index.
"This volume had its origins in the conference "The Roads to Oxiana: The Writing of Travel at the Crossroads of Asia," hosted by the Program on Central Asia at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), in November 2010"--Preface.
Description based on print version record.
Contributor:
Green, Nile.
ISBN:
0-253-01135-3
0-253-01148-5
OCLC:
867049847
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