Travel Writing and Cross-Cultural Understanding
Published by: University of Regina Press
224 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in
- 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.