Watson, P. trans: GRAND CANAL, GREAT RIVER. The Travel Diary of a Twelfth-Century Chinese Poet. London, 2007. 255 pp. Numerous colour and b/w illustrations. 24x16 cm. Cloth.
Between July and December 1170 A.D, the Chinese poet, Lu You, travelled from near modern-day Shanghai up the Yangtze river to take up an administrative post in Sichuan province. This is a readable and fascinating account of his six month journey with numerous illustrations, including places visited. Translated and with a commentary by Philip Watson.
Available, as of: 11/11/2017
Was item 661 in printed List 190.
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