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Verlag: Oxford University Press, Oxford, etc, 1986
ISBN 10: 0195840992 / ISBN 13: 9780195840995
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Verlag: Oxford University Press, Oxford, etc

Erscheinungsdatum: 1986

Einband: Paperback

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Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Cover in color

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First published in 1932, this is an account of a year spent in Japan and China. But he assures the reader that he 'cannot pretend to know the country'. He asks the reader to regard this book 'as a kind of travel film, a sequence in which image suggests image'. Introduction: Geremie Barmé. Contents: I). Tokyo. 1). An earthquake. 2). The hotel. 3). A house in the rain. 4). Interior. 5). Street scene. 6). The modern city. 7). Joy quarter. 8). The professor and a picnic. II). Tokyo. 1). The university. 2). Dangerous thought and modern literature. 3). The stage. 4). Actors and dancers. 5). The puppet theatre. III). Peking. 1). The river. 2). The palace. 3). A view from the Dagoba. 4). A dinner party.5). In the country. 6). At a play. IV). Kyoto. 1). The ancient capital. 2). Statues. 3). Valedictory. 17 illustrations. Sir Peter Courtney Quennell (1905 - 1993) was an English biographer, literary historian, editor, essayist, poet, and critic. Geremie R Barmé is an historian, cultural critic, filmmaker, translator and web-journal editor. He works on Chinese cultural and intellectual history from the early modern period (1600s) to the present. XIV + 250 pag. Size: 19,5cmx13cm. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 027697

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Inhaltsangabe: A Superficial Journey is the result of a year spent in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Peking. "A kind of travel film, a sequence in which image suggests image," it describes, in vivid Quennell's vivid prose, Kabuki actors, Tokyo's Joy Quarter, the tomb-ridden vistas of North China, and the political gossip of Peking in the 1930s.

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