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The globetrotter : Victorian excursions in India, China and Japan / Amy Miller.

By: Miller, Amy.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : British Library Publishing, 2019Description: 252 pages : coloured illustrations, black & white illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780712352581; 0712352589.Subject(s): British -- Travel -- History -- 19th century | Tourism -- India -- History -- 19th century | Tourism -- China -- History -- 19th century | Tourism -- Japan -- History -- 19th century | Culture and tourism -- History -- 19th century | Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 19th centuryDDC classification: 306.4819094109034 Summary: The fascinating story of the first generation of 'Globetrotters' - leisure tourists with a keen interest in experiencing authentic culture, brought to life with first hand accounts and beautiful illustrations of the views and artefacts of their travels.0In the mid-nineteenth century, as new routes opened up, a new generation of travellers embarked on excursions to India, China and Japan. Globetrotters - leisure tourists with a keen interest in experiencing authentic culture - flocked to the East, casting aside preconceptions and gravitating towards what they hoped to be the unchanged landscapes and traditions of Eastern cultures.0The relics of their travels - the food they consumed and the souvenirs they brought back - allowed globetrotters to distinguish themselves from common tourists. They proudly returned with accounts that presented a global East, challenging public assumptions about the cultures they had visited and charting a journey of self-transformation through travel.
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In the mid-19th century, as new routes opened up, a new generation of travelers embarked on excursions to India, China and Japan. Globetrotters--leisure tourists with a keen interest in experiencing authentic culture--flocked to the East, casting aside preconceptions and gravitating towards what they hoped to be the unchanged landscapes and traditions of Eastern cultures. The relics of their travels--the food they consumed and the souvenirs they brought back--allowed globetrotters to distinguish themselves from common tourists. They proudly returned with accounts that presented a global East, challenging public assumptions about the cultures they had visited and charting a journey of self-transformation. Voted one of the Best Travel Books 2019 by National Geographic Magazine .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

The fascinating story of the first generation of 'Globetrotters' - leisure tourists with a keen interest in experiencing authentic culture, brought to life with first hand accounts and beautiful illustrations of the views and artefacts of their travels.0In the mid-nineteenth century, as new routes opened up, a new generation of travellers embarked on excursions to India, China and Japan. Globetrotters - leisure tourists with a keen interest in experiencing authentic culture - flocked to the East, casting aside preconceptions and gravitating towards what they hoped to be the unchanged landscapes and traditions of Eastern cultures.0The relics of their travels - the food they consumed and the souvenirs they brought back - allowed globetrotters to distinguish themselves from common tourists. They proudly returned with accounts that presented a global East, challenging public assumptions about the cultures they had visited and charting a journey of self-transformation through travel.