Over the centuries people have travelled in Asia for many different reasons. These journeys were difficult, not only mountains, deserts, wars and bandits but also unhelpful or obstructive bureaucracy. This course will look at several of them, who they were, why they travelled and where they went. They include a Hungarian looking for the homeland of his people; two ladies who both lived to 100 but made very different journeys; two Chinese monks who travelled to India; finding the Tsangpo gorge in Tibet; the Russian exploration of eastern Siberia and, of course, Marco Polo. The times range from the fourth century to the present day.
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