Bali: A Paradise Created

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Tuttle Publishing, Aug 13, 2013 - Travel - 336 pages
The Island of Bali—a true paradise is explored in this classic travelogue.

From the artists and writers of the 1930s to the Eat, Pray, Love tours so popular today, Bali has drawn hoards of foreign visitors and transplants to its shores. What makes Bali so special, and how has it managed to preserve its identity despite a century of intense pressure from the outside world?

Bali: A Paradise Created bridges the gap between scholarly works and more popular travel accounts. It offers an accessible history of this fascinating island and an anthropological study not only of the Balinese, but of the paradise–seekers from all parts of the world who have traveled to Bali in ever–increasing numbers over the decades.

This Bali travelogue shows how Balinese culture has pervaded western film, art, literature and music so that even those who've never been there have enjoyed a glimpse of paradise. This authoritative, much–cited work is now updated with new photos and illustrations, a new introduction, and new text covering the past twenty years.

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Adrian Vickers (born 1958) is an Australian writer and historian. He received his BA and PhD from the University of Sydney. He holds a personal chair in Southeast Asian Studies and is director of the Asian Studies Program at the University of Sydney. His first book was published in 1986, The Desiring Prince; A Study of the Kidung Malat. He and Julia Martinez are co-authors of The Pearl Frontier: Indonesian Labor and Indigenous Encounters in Australia's Northern Trading Network, the winner of the 2016 Chief Minister's Northern Territory History Book Award. and the winner of the 2016 Queensland Literary Award for History.

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