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A million Australians went to Bali last year, following the millions of others who have made their way across Asia over the past century. Many travellers returned thinking they knew Asia and their personal experiences helped shape popular attitudes. This absorbing book unpacks their experiences, showing how their encounters changed the way Australians thought about themselves in the world.
Visiting the Neighbours tells the story of Australian relations with Asia from the bottom up, examining the experiences of some of the millions of travellers and tourists who headed to the region over more than a hundred years. Merchants, missionaries, pilgrims, soldiers, hippies, diplomats, backpackers all had an impact on diplomacy and international relations.
About the Author
Agnieszka Sobocinska’s book is a bold and important step in understanding the intersection between popular opinion, prejudice and international relations as Australia stands at the precipice of the Asian Century.
ISBN: 9781742233895 ISBN-10: 1742233899 Audience:
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 320 Published: 1st September 2014 Publisher: NewSouth Publishing Country of Publication: AU Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3
Weight (kg): 0.36