Asian Absences: Searching for Shangri-La.

Buscher, Wolfgang.

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His thoughtful writing takes us out of our comfort zone and on a journey to unknown lands. He left Copenhagen and travelled through ‘feverish India’ and an abandoned hospital for lepers; undertook an hallucinogenic mountain pilgrimage with shamans in Kathmandu; boarded an industrial oil tanker in Singapore; and examined curiosities in Tokyo before arriving at his destination, the elusive, mythical Tibetan city of Shangri-La.

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Asian Absences is the contemplative and lyrical narrative of a traveller whose sensory and spiritual journey takes him from Copenhagen to Eastern Asia. En route, he passes through a feverish India and an abandoned hospital for lepers, undertakes a hallucinogenic mountain pilgrimage with shamans in Kathmandu, embarks on an industrial oil tanker to Singapore, and examines the beautifully oddA" curiosities of Tokyo's metropolis, before arriving at his final destination, the elusive Tibetan city of Shangri-La. Wolfgang Buscher vividly captures the conflicting emotional and intellectual responses of a stranger in distant lands, evoking both the exotic wonder and threatening otherness of unfamiliar cultures that repeatedly challenge mythic assumptions about the East.

Book Details

Author Buscher, Wolfgang.
Format HC
Publisher The Armchair Traveller at the Bookhaus
Imprint Haus Publishing Limited
Number of Pages 192
Illustrations Map
Publish Date 15/08/2010
Catalogue Dec18
Catalogue book number 319