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The Paper Road

- Archive and Experience in the Botanical Exploration of West China and Tibet

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The Paper Road
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    Format:
    Bog, hardback
    Udgivelsesdato:
    25-11-2011
    Sprog:
    Engelsk
    Sidetal:
    376
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    1. Beskrivelse

      This exhilarating book interweaves the stories of two early twentieth-century botanists to explore the collaborative relationships each formed with Yunnan villagers in gathering botanical specimens from the borderlands between China, Tibet, and Burma. Erik Mueggler introduces Scottish botanist George Forrest, who employed Naxi adventurers in his fieldwork from 1906 until his death in 1932. We also meet American Joseph Francis Charles Rock, who, in 1924, undertook a dangerous expedition to Gansu and Tibet with the sons and nephews of Forrest's workers. Mueggler describes how the Naxi workers and their Western employers rendered the earth into specimens, notes, maps, diaries, letters, books, photographs, and ritual manuscripts. Drawing on an ancient metaphor of the earth as a book, Mueggler provides a sustained meditation on what can be copied, translated, and revised and what can be folded back into the earth.

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    2. Yderligere info
      ISBN13:
      9780520269026
      Vægt:
      680 g
      Dybde:
      12 mm
      Bredde:
      152 mm
      Højde:
      229 mm
      Format:
      Hardback
      • Bibliotekernes beskrivelse

        Interweaves the stories of George Forrest and Joseph Francis Charles Rock, two early twentieth-century botanists and explores the collaborative relationships each formed with Yunnan villagers in gathering botanical specimens from the borderlands between China, Tibet, and Burma. 45 b-w photographs

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