TRAVEL CULTURE IN EASTERN JIN CHINA (317–420 AD): THE EMERGENCE OF A TRAVEL CULTURE OF LANDSCAPE APPRECIATION

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TitleTRAVEL CULTURE IN EASTERN JIN CHINA (317–420 AD): THE EMERGENCE OF A TRAVEL CULTURE OF LANDSCAPE APPRECIATION
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsYan, L., & McKercher B.
Volume43
Pagination20 - 36
Date Published2013/10//
ISBN Number0160-7383
KeywordsEastern Jin China, landscape appreciation, tourism history, travel culture
Abstract

AbstractLeisure travel has a long history in imperial China that was oriented primarily around landscape encounters. This history is largely unknown in the West. This paper illustrates how the Chinese travel culture of landscape appreciation emerged in the Eastern Jin Dynasty period (AD 317–420), an era often referred to as China’s Dark Ages, through an analysis of travel writings and biographies of literati written during that period.

URLhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160738313000613