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Re-Orienting China

Re-Orienting China

Travel Writing and Cross-Cultural Understanding

by Leilei Chen

Published by: University of Regina Press

224 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in

  • Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9780889774407
  • Published: December 2016



Re-Orienting China challenges the notion of the travel writer as "imperialistic," while exploring the binary opposition of self and other.

Featuring analyses of rarely studied writers on post-1949 China, including Jan Wong, Jock T. Wilson, Peter Hessler, Leslie T. Chang, Hill Gates, and Yi-Fu Tuan, Re-Orienting China demonstrates the transformative power of travel, as it changes our preconceived notions of home and abroad.

Drawing on her own experience as a Chinese expat living in Canada, Leilei Chen embraces the possibility of productive cross-border relationships that are critical in today's globalized world.