China, in a series of views, displaying the scenery, architecture, and social habits, of that ancient empire
(Temple of Buddha)

Title

China, in a series of views, displaying the scenery, architecture, and social habits, of that ancient empire
(Temple of Buddha)

Subject

China--Description and travel
Buddhism and art
Temples--China
China --Pictorial works

Description

China, in a series of views, displaying the scenery, architecture, and social habits, of that ancient empire.
Allom’s very popular illustrated travel books are a late reflection of the earlier tradition of travel writing but also demonstrate its increasing obsolescence. By the 1840s the western colonial presence in Asia meant that there was no longer any need to rely on a handful of primary sources for knowledge of most Asian countries, with the partial exception of Japan until the Meiji period (1868 – 1912) and Tibet before the Younghusband invasion of 1903-4. Highlighting this book’s transitional nature, it is uncertain whether Allom visited China himself or (like Picart), drew on the texts and images of those who had.

Creator

Allom, Thomas, 1804-1872

Source

[no text]

Publisher

NUI Maynooth Library

Date

1843

Contributor

Wright, G. N. (George Newenham), 1790?-1877

Rights

copyright NUIM

Relation

[no text]

Format

JPEG image

Language

English

Type

Text
Image

Identifier

[no text]

Coverage

China

Text

[no text]

Original Format

Paper

Files

China, in a series of views (Temple of Buddha).JPG

Citation

Allom, Thomas, 1804-1872, “China, in a series of views, displaying the scenery, architecture, and social habits, of that ancient empire
(Temple of Buddha)
,” NUI Maynooth Library, accessed September 22, 2017, http://nuimlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/16.