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e-Book Unbeaten Tracks In Japan download

by Isabella L. Bird

ISBN: 1419191705
ISBN13: 978-1419191701
Language: English
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC (June 17, 2004)
Pages: 248
Category: Asia
Subategory: Traveling

ePub size: 1377 kb
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Rating: 4.7
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Unbeaten Tracks in Japan.

Unbeaten Tracks in Japan. Last updated Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 10:45. To the best of our knowledge, the text of this work is in the Public Domain in Australia.

The daughter of a country parson, Isabella Bird was advised to travel for her health.

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Isabella Bird (1831-1904) was born in England and became one of the most famous travel writers of the 19th century.

Only 16 left in stock (more on the way). Isabella Bird (1831-1904) was born in England and became one of the most famous travel writers of the 19th century. After a childhood marred by illness, she was encouraged by her physician to travel. With 100 pounds given to her by her clergyman father, Bird explored Canada and the United States.

Written by Isabella L. Bird, one of the most famous British travelers of the . Bird, one of the most famous British travelers of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Your Guide to Japan - Japan National Tourism Organization Japan of today possesses powerful attractions: great cultural variety, colorful and inspiring natural attractions beautifully interwoven by distinct four seasonal changes, not to mention the overflowing hospitality of its people. Just In Tokyo by Justin Hall - Garrett County Pr Written to encourage you to find your own Japan. Start walking and engage the world.

Isabella Lucy Bird was a 19th century English traveller, writer, and natural historian. She was a sickly child, however, while she was travelling she was almost always healthy. Her first trip, in 1854, took her to America, visiting relatives. Her first book, The Englishwoman in America was published anonymously two years later. Unbeaten Tracks in Japan is compiled of the letters she sent to her sister during her 7 months sojourn in Japan in 1878

Unbeaten Tracks in Japan book.

Unbeaten Tracks in Japan book. This classic travel book details Isabella Bird's 1878 trip, where she set out alone to explore the interior of Japan - a rarity not only because of Bird's sex but because the country was virtually unknown to Westerners. The Japan she describes is not the sentimental world of Madame Butterfly but a vibrant land of real people with a complex culture and hardscrabble lives. Isabella L. BIRD (1831 - 1904). Isabella Lucy Bird was a 19th century English traveller, writer, and natural historian. Unbeaten Tracks in Japan is compiled of the letters she sent to her sister during her 7 months sojourn in Japan in 1878

Unbeaten Tracks in Japan - libër elektronik i shkruar nga Isabella L.

Unbeaten Tracks in Japan - libër elektronik i shkruar nga Isabella L. Lexoje këtë libër duke përdorur aplikacionin "Librat e Google Play" në kompjuter, në pajisjet e tua Android dhe iOS. Shkarkoje për ta lexuar jashtë linje, thekso, shëno si referencë ose mbaj shënime kur lexon Unbeaten Tracks in Japan.

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Comments:
Bu
A fascinating and apparently largely unflinching look at Japan--especially what were then the little traveled parts north of Tokyo, including Hokkaido, by an intrepid and curious Englishwoman of courage and grit, mostly traveling in the primitive back road travel conditions of the late 1870s, soon after Japan was opened to westerners.

All that she observed then has either entirely passed away or has been totally transformed, and will not return again. Thus, her up close and personal observations are extraordinarily valuable for those wishing to know just how a Japan--on the cusp of "fundamental transformation," and just starting to be changed/contaminated by western ideas and technology--appeared to the eyes of a westerner.

I see a reviewer here downgraded this travelogue because of what he decried as the "racism" that permeated this book, especially as it pertained to the Ainu.

A fundamental mistake in evaluating and trying to understand an old book/travelogue dealing with places, peoples, or past historical events is to criticize and condemn the worldviews, attitudes, and judgments of the author vis-à-vis past peoples and times, based on the standards of today.

Miss Bird was not a person of today, but the product of the English Empire of 140 plus years ago, near the height of its success, power, and reach, and master of a large portion of the Earth, moreover, she was a firm Christian believer, and also obviously of the belief that her religion and culture were superior to all others, and she judged the things she saw, heard, and experienced accordingly. But, even her most withering observations and comments came from what was obviously a very kind heart.

Reggy
Isabella Bird, a Victorian female explorer, went where no woman, and sometimes no man, had gone before. Fascinating look at the back country of Japan, before much Western contact. She traveled with a Japanese guide/translator and horses and mules and 'chair men' (to carry her in a sort of palanquin) with no itinerary, with no language, with only an intense desire to 'discover.' But she is a Victorian writing in the English of her day which sometimes would be a little long-winded and turgid for a 21st Century reader. I like that language, myself. So no problem. Definitely worth it. Her travels in Hokkaido are particularly interesting - the Ainu (Hokkaido native people) are a fresh experience for her and she makes no bones about their stage of social and cultural development. She sometimes refers to them as 'aborigines,' but she sees them clearly, their kindness, their welcome, willingness to share whatever they have with a foreign stranger, their sensitivity at the same time as she sees their difficulties. She is a good observer of people and their culture. We are lucky to have a woman's view account of Japan, and especially Hokkaido, from this era. For the right reader this will be a treasure. Also highly recommend any other of Isabella Bird's travel books.

Cha
As a long-term, 40-year, British foreign resident of Japan, I found Isabella Bird's 19th century description of Nihon wonderful, perspicacious and unbelievably funny. Her attitude was so gorgeously superior, as was typical of British people dealing with any foreigners at that time, especially the barbaric "yellow races", but still extremely perceptive in regard to social mores and, particularly the male-female relationship. She also beautifully destroys the modern legends of the Japanese as an historically clean and sophisticated people, but manages to show deep cultural respect while, at the same time, poking fun at the inward-looking, foreigner-excluding Japanese society. I particularly enjoyed noting what differences have occurred in Japan over the past 150 or so years (many), but, even more so, what has remained exactly the same (even more).

Absolutely lovely. I'm really looking forward to reading Izzie's other travel tomes.

Hucama
Isabella Bird was a gifted observer of her surroundings and an intrepid adventurer. Her epic and austere trek from the capital of Meiji-era Japan northward to and thru Hokkaido gives readers a unique look at late 1800's Japan through the eyes of a westerner. By her rich prose, Bird draws a vivid word picture of the harsh life that confronted not only travelers but the average Japanese. As a Nipponphile who lived ten years in Japan, I found Bird's account a page turner. I felt like I was accompanying Bird on her trailblazing odyssey. I could feel the incessant fleas and mosquitoes biting me throughout the night EVERY night at every stop. But I could also sense the legendary courtesy and hospitality that are the hallmarks of the Japanese today. This book will be appreciated most by those readers who have lived in or traveled in Japan.

SkroN
This book is a collection of letters written by a very adventurous British woman who ventured to travel within Japan with only a translator as her constant companion. She describes her travels from her arrival in Yokohama in May 1878 - just after the completion of the first railroad that linked Yokohama with Tokyo - until her departure in December of that same year. She traveled from Tokyo north through and around Hokkaido, spending an enlightening time among the Aino people.

Having lived in Japan for most of my life, I particularly enjoyed her descriptions of the people, their customs and behaviors.

I rate this 4 stars as some of her descriptions of temples and buildings got to be a bit much for me, although those unfamiliar with Japan may find them to be of greater interest.

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