Xiaofei Tian is Professor of Chinese Literature at Harvard University.
The heaven-hell framework for understanding the world away from
home-either as a perfect realm or its opposite-had a stunning hold
on Chinese travel writing from early on, and Tian demonstrates how
it continued to do so well into the nineteenth century...Her book
is splendid. -- Joshua Fogel * American Historical Review *
A supreme achievement in literary studies. -- Marion Eggert * Journal of Asian Studies *