To the Diamond Mountains

To the Diamond Mountains

A Hundred-year Journey Through China and Korea

Book - 2010
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Blackwell Publishing
This compelling and engaging book takes readers on a unique journey through China and North and South Korea. Tessa Morris-Suzuki travels from Harbin in the north to Busan in the south, and on to the mysterious Diamond Mountains, which lie at the heart of the Korean Peninsula's crisis. As she follows in the footsteps of a remarkable writer, artist, and feminist who traced the route a century ago---in the year when Korea became a Japanese colony---her saga reveals an unseen face of China and the two Koreas: a world of monks, mission-aries, and smugglers; of royal tombs and socialist mausoleums; a world where today's ideological confrontations are infused with myth and memory. North-east Asia is poised at a moment of profound transformation as the rise of China is transforming the global order and tensions run high on the Korean Peninsula, the last Cold War divide. Probing the deep past of this region, To the Diamond Mountains offers a new and unexpected perspective on its present and future.

Rowman and Littllefield
Following in the footsteps of a writer, artist, and feminist who traveled the route a century ago, To the Diamond Mountains takes readers on a unique journey through China and North and South Korea. By probing the deep past of Northeast Asia at a present moment of profound change, this book offers a fresh perspective on the region's future.

Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, c2010
ISBN: 9781442205031
Branch Call Number: 915.1046 MOR
Characteristics: xii, 201 p. :,ill., maps ;,24 cm.


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment
Dec 26, 2017

Too much back and forth for this reader. A few modern photos would have been helpful.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at FVRL

To Top