Mount Omi and Beyond: A Record of Travel on the Thibetan Border - Cambridge Library Collection - Travel and Exploration in Asia (Paperback)Archibald John Little (author)
Paperback 332 Pages / Published: 30/09/2010
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Mount Omi and Beyond is Archibald John Little's account of his travels in the Szechuan province of China. His journey took him from Chongqing to Mount Omi and the Tibetan border. Little professed to add nothing to the records of geographical exploration through his work, but aimed simply to provide a 'picture of China as it exists far removed from Western influence'. Little compares this part of China with Europe in the middle ages - in the colourful dress of the people, the absence of technology, and lack of communication with the outside world. He believed that this was a world nearing its end, as Western influences were reaching the Chinese ports through trade. Published in London in 1901, it contains a 'Sketch Map of Northern and Central Szechuan' and fifteen black and white photographs. Several other books by Little and by his intrepid wife are also reissued in this series.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 332
Weight: 420 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 19 mm
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