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Qian Qianyi's Reflections on Yellow Mountain: Traces of a Late-Ming Hatchet and Chisel

Stephen McDowall


This book is a close examination of travel writing in seventeenth-century China, presenting an innovative reading of the youji genre. Taking the “Account of My Travels at Yellow Mountain” by the noted poet, official, and literary historian Qian Qianyi (1582–1664) as its focus, this book departs from traditional readings of youji, by reading the landscape of Qian's essay as the product of a complex representational tradition, rather than as an empirically verifiable space. Drawing from a broad range of materials including personal anecdotes, traditional cosmographical sources, gazetteers, Daois ... More

Keywords: Qian Qianyi, Yellow Mountain, travel writing, China, youji genre, Ming Jiangnan

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9789622090842
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622090842.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen McDowall, author