TRAVEL CULTURE IN EASTERN JIN CHINA (317–420 AD): THE EMERGENCE OF A TRAVEL CULTURE OF LANDSCAPE APPRECIATION
|Title||TRAVEL CULTURE IN EASTERN JIN CHINA (317–420 AD): THE EMERGENCE OF A TRAVEL CULTURE OF LANDSCAPE APPRECIATION|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||Yan, L., & McKercher B.|
|Pagination||20 - 36|
|Keywords||Eastern Jin China, landscape appreciation, tourism history, travel culture|
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.