July 17, 2005

Grand Tour

Did not realize the socalled Grand tour was originally for English aristocracies, and it was only in 18th centary. However, as early as 618 – 907 AD in Asia, Japanese, Korean, even Pursian came to China to study chinese culture, and spread the influence of chinese culture to the rest of Asia. I though it would be very interesting to make a documentary on the comparisons of these two types of Grand Tours, their cultural impact, historical backgroud, and most importantly, how different are the western and oriental tours, and why were they different.

I thought i was not doing too bad having been to Italy twice and many other parts of Europe. I know i am lucky to come abroad from Red China, and manage to visit some dream lands which i put down into my dream list. "Read thousands of books, and travel thousands of miles", I know that I have only just started both in academia and life…

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