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Landscape And Travelling East And West

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Philosophical reflections on journeys and crossings, homes and habitats, have appeared in all major East Asian and Western philosophies. Landscape and travelling first emerged as a key issue in ancient Chinese philosophy, quickly becoming a core concern of Daoism and Confucianism. Yet despite the eminence of such reflections, Landscape and Travelling East and West: A Philosophical Journey is the first academic study to explore these philosophical themes in detail.
Individual case studies from esteemed experts consider how philosophical thought about places and journeys have inspired and shaped major intellectual and cultural traditions; how such notions concretely manifested themselves in Chinese art, particularly in the genres of landscape painting and garden architecture. The studies present a philosophical dialogue between Confucianism and Daoism on issues of social space and belonging and include discussion on travel and landscape in Buddhism as well as Japanese and Tibetan contexts.
Approaching the topic from an inter-cultural perspectives, particularly East Asian philosophies, and using these to enrich contemporary reflections on space, the environment, and traversing, this unique collection adds an important voice to present philosophical, political, and cultural discourses.


Victorian Lady Travellers In Asia: Part 1, 5 Vols

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Following the reprint of Recollections by Marianne North, a leading lady traveller in the Victorian era, Edition Synapse has initiated a series of facsimile collections of travel writing by Victorian women on Asia in the nineteenth century. Victorian Lady Travellers in Asia is the first in a series of four collections of five volumes each by British lady travellers who came to Japan and China in the period of early modernization. These writings-together with many plates and photographs (which are reproduced here)-represent a variety of Western women's views on Asian culture within a fascinating period of westernization.


Postmarks From A Political Traveler

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As spring and summer vacations beckon, this book invites and incites a whole new approach to travel. "Postmarks from a Political Traveler" is a series of travel recollections confronting the troubling topics of roots and racism, polar bears and climate change, anti-Americanism, and the war in Afghanistan. The book opens with the story of the author s experience growing up in the Jim Crow South, traveling in apartheid South Africa, and living in the post-apartheid South Africa of 2009 and 2010. It explores the not-so-dissimilar roots and racism of the United States and South Africa, as well as the cross-fertilization of ideas between the two countries. The next installment chronicles two trips to Churchill, Manitoba, where the planet s largest population of polar bears congregate each October. It recounts the dramatic changes that have occurred in both the human and the polar bear communities in just the last decade and shows how the bears have become an Arctic version of the proverbial canary in the coalmine. Then the book shifts to the author s journey back to the United States on a German freighter with a rabidly anti-American captain. Woven into this account of life aboard a long haul ship are threads of the author s travels and anti-American encounters over a decade of living in Africa and Asia. The book concludes with reflections on trips to Afghanistan in 2004 and in 2012, describing the effects of war and conflict zone politics on women, education, refugees, and aid workers. What ties these episodes together is the author s commitment to social justice and to changing the world through travel and writing that is, affirming travel as a political act."


Asian Secrets And Tips For Weight Loss

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Have you ever wondered why Asian women are among the most fit and thin women in the world? Many women have tried to understand the hidden secrets those Asian women keep but failed. The reason why it is so difficult to unveil the secret is that Asian women have a huge variety of traditions to keep them fit. Observing and interpreting everything in your own culture context individually will only lead you to inaccurate and ineffective answers. For example, you might be misguided by the surface that Asian women do eat as much as they feel like and very often even more than men, and they also spend much time watching television and much more time in front of a computer than women from western countries. Similar stereotype as above has produced hatred and jealous thoughts among many western women, who, even when living in Asian countries, cannot discover these secrets by themselves. Even though the Author has been focusing on the health and cultural principles of Asian Cultures, he ended up finding, all the hidden secrets to the widely envied as well as most desired Perfect Female body. Five years of research in China, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Indonesia, as well as famous autonomous regions such as Hong Kong and Macau, and conversations with dozens of women regarding the habits that contribute to their body-shape, no matter how much they eat or how old they are, lead to the discoveries of all the principles that reveal clearly what anyone can expect - the ideal body for women. It is interesting to notice the fact that these principles have no age limits. Asian women far beyond their 40's can still maintain an amazing body any young woman is dying for. This book is therefore a revelation of the best well-kept secrets among Asian women explaining how they achieve their obvious physical advantage easily, as well as a healthier lifestyle.


The 2015-16 E-zzz Traveler's Travel Guide For Washington Dc

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The 2015-16 E-Zzz Traveler's Travel Guide for Washington, DC A No-Car Required Travel Guide* An E-Zzz travel guide for both the High and Low-Tech traveler Smartphone Travel Insurance The E-Zzz Traveler's Travel Guide for Washington DC, is one of the best and most economical travel guides available for solo travelers, couples and families. It's a car-free, carefree, money saving, travel guide for visiting Washington DC by utilizing its unique public transportation system. The E-Zzz Traveler's Travel Guide for Washington, DC outside of being a great travel guide can be a Smartphone Travel Insurance policy too. Washington DC is one of America's greatest cities, coupled with one of the most friendly and futuristic public-transportation systems in the world. This Eco-Friendly, E-Zzz Travel Guide utilizes that great transportation system from the time you leave the airport to your return. You'll move through the city like a local, not to mention the money you'll save on rental cars, gas and tolls, thus avoiding the hassle of parking and traffic congestion. Best of all: your carbon footprint will be lessened. At the heart of The E-Zzz Traveler's Travel Guide are: "The E-Zzz Day Trips". These "E-Zzz Day Trips" are pods filled with some of the best and most popular tourist attractions in DC, attractions that can take anywhere from 2 hours to 2 days+ to complete, depending on your time, interest and energy level. They include: the National Mall with its museums and monuments, including the Washington and Lincoln Monuments, the White House, the Capitol Building, Arlington National Cemetery, the National Zoo, the Air & Space Museum and its annex and numerous other tourist attractions. Best of all, this E-Zzz Traveler's Travel Guide is small enough to fit into your pocket or purse. ARE YOU A HIGH TECH TRAVELER?If you were on vacation/holiday in DC, what would you do if: your smartphone was lost, damage or stolen in DC? Do you stop your vacation and go home? Do you waste your precious, limited vacation time looking for and/or waiting for a repair, a replacement? The answer is NO, if you have: The E-Zzz Traveler's Travel Guide. With our travel guide you'll be able to complete your holiday/vacation using the guide's E-Zzz Day Trips. You only get 52 weekends a year. Make the most them with a fun-filled weekend getaway using our E-Zzz Traveler's Travel Guide. This E-Zzz Traveler's Travel Guide is a very cheap insurance policy; it's under $8.00 USD with no expiration date. You can use this year and next, share it with your friends and family and best of all, it's small enough too, to fit into your pocket or purse. So why take the chance. Don't leave home without it. GET INSURED The E-Zzz Traveler's Travel Guide for Washington DC MAKES A GREAT GIFT TOO



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