Utopian Landscapes: Asia Through the Looking Glass by Blair Bourassa,Frank Schwarz

By Blair Bourassa,Frank Schwarz

Utopian Landscapes: Asia throughout the having a look Glass is Blair Bourassa's fascinating first quantity of the “Roadwork” sequence, facing his travels in Burma, India, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, Singapore, Nepal, and Tibet.

Highlights of the writing contain an interview with the final king of Burma, a gathering with the realm chief of the Hare Krishna circulate, an come across with a guy who offered his personal little ones to finance his travels, a struggle with bike thieves, and a trip to Tibet at the surreal 40th anniversary gala get together of its “liberation” by means of China.

The writer lived in Asia for 5 years, and will communicate and skim numerous of the neighborhood languages. The debts of his travels are supplemented with good researched dialogue concerning the tradition, heritage and eccentricities of every kingdom he visits, together with appendices on Buddhist and Hindu iconography, the Burmese fight opposed to totalitarianism, and the belief of Tibetan independence.

Similar widespread to the Asian shuttle classics the good Railway Bazaar and Video evening in Kathmandu, this ebook will be attractive to someone making plans a journey of Asia who's attracted to studying in regards to the political and old evidence whereas nonetheless being entertained through an enticing travelogue narrative.

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