Confluences: An American Expedition to Northern Burma, 1935 (Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design & Culture)

by Erin Hasinoff

Paperback, 2013

Status

Available

Call number

EX.USA.CAE

Publication

Bard Center (2013), 176 pages

Description

"In January 1935, the Vernay-Hopwood Chindwin Expedition departed from Rangoon to explore the Chindwin River on behalf of the American Museum of Natural History. The party traversed northern Burma, gathering biological specimens and ethnological artifacts for the museum. This intriguing book includes documentation and photographs made during the journey as well as biographical narratives of its organizers, sponsors, and field scientists. The collected items, personal belongings, provisions, tools, and exchange goods carried by the expedition party tell the story of the participants' encounters with flora, fauna, landscapes, and people, including the "head-hunting Nagas." This account offers fascinating details of the expedition's itinerary, cross-cultural interactions, and exchanges"--… (more)

Physical description

176 p.; 6.96 inches

Language

Original language

English

ISBN

0300190239 / 9780300190236
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