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Asian Diary -- A Personal Record of A Trip to the Far East
Asian Diary -- A Personal Record of A Trip to the Far East Author:Charlotte Y Salisbury In 1966 Mrs Salisbury accompanied her husband, Harrison Salisbury of the New York Times, on his swing around the periphery of Red China; their itinerary included Hong Kong, Cambodia, Thailand, Burma, India, Sikkim, Mongolia, Siberia, and Japan. — Asia was all new to her: its beauty and charm contrasted with sqalor and overcrowding; unfamiliar foo... more »d, bright colors, strange smells; ancient customs and age-old temples, make-shift contempory living. While her husband talked to generals and governors, princes and prime misters about relations with Chia, she quietly observed the people in the cities and villages and drew her own conclusions which she reports here with candor and compassion.
Her account is informal, vividly descriptive and full of charm. her message: there is so much good in these people and lands -- why not strive to make things better instead of furthering the waste and destruction of war?« less