Item description for Riding the River Home: A Complete and Annotated Translation of Fan Chengda (1126-1193) Diary of a Boat Trip to Wu (Wuchuan Lu) by Xiyi Huang...
Record of a Boat Trip to Wu (Wuchuan lu) is a travel journal written by Fan Chengda, the famous government official and writer of the Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279). In it, Fan recounts his boat journey from Chengdu (Sichuan) to his home near Suzhou (Jiangsu) in the summer and fall of 1177. His trip covered a distance of approximately 1,700 miles and took 122 days to complete, and his journal provides a richly detailed, often fascinating account of the scenic and historic sites he visited during the trip, including the history, literature, art, and religion of the Song dynasty (960-1279). This translation is annotated.
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Studio: The Chinese University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 6.1" Height: 1" Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Release Date May 30, 2007
Publisher The Chinese University Press
ISBN 9629963027 ISBN13 9789629963026