Re-Orienting China (Hardcover)
Travel Writing and Cross-Cultural Understanding
University of Regina Press, 9780889774407, 224pp.
Publication Date: December 2, 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.