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dc.contributor.editorMueller, Christian
dc.contributor.editorSalonia, Matteo
dc.description.abstractThis open access book provides an analysis of human actors and their capacity to explore and conceptualise their own agency by being curious, gathering knowledge, and shaping identities in their travel reflections on Asia. Thus, the actors open windows across time to present a profound overview of diverse descriptions and constructions of Asia. It is demonstrated that international and transnational history contributes to and benefits from analyses of national and local contexts that in turn enrich our understanding of transcultural encounters and experiences across time. The book proposes an actor-centred contextual approach to travel writing to recount meaningful constructions of Asia’s physical, political and spiritual landscapes. It offers comparative reflections on the patterns of encounter across Eurasia, where from the late medieval period an idea of civilisation was transculturally shared yet also constantly questioned and reframed. Tailored for academic and public discussions alike, this volume will be invaluable for both scholars of Global History and interested audiences to stimulate further discussions on the nature of global encounters in Asia.
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPalgrave Series in Asia and Pacific Studies
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::N History and Archaeology::NH History::NHF Asian historyen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::N History and Archaeology::NH History::NHB General and world historyen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::N History and Archaeology::NK Archaeologyen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::R Earth Sciences, Geography, Environment, Planning::RG Geography::RGC Human geographyen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::J Society and Social Sciences::JH Sociology and anthropology::JHM Anthropology::JHMC Social and cultural anthropologyen_US
dc.subject.othertravel writing
dc.subject.otherAsian networks
dc.subject.otherSilk Roads
dc.subject.otherEurasian encounters
dc.subject.otherintellectual history
dc.subject.otherborders and identities
dc.subject.othercuriosity in global history
dc.subject.otherknowledge and Empire
dc.subject.othertransnational culture
dc.subject.othertransnational history
dc.subject.otherimperial geographies
dc.subject.otherimperial mobilities
dc.subject.otherearly globalisation
dc.subject.otherethnography and peripheries
dc.titleTravel Writings on Asia
dc.title.alternativeCuriosity, Identities, and Knowledge Across the East, c. 1200 to the Present
oapen.imprintPalgrave Macmillan

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