Asian Journals (Series)

By Joseph Campbell

At the beginning of his career, Joseph Campbell developed a lasting fascination with the cultures of the Far East, and explorations of Buddhist and Hindu philosophy later became recurring motifs in his vast body of work. However, Campbell had to wait until he was 50 to visit the lands that inspired him so deeply. In 1954, he took a sabbatical from his teaching position and embarked on a yearlong voyage through India, Thailand, Cambodia, Burma, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and finally Japan. He encounters an Asia that shocks and transforms him.

This series follows Campbell through a one-year journey across the Asian continent that was to shape his view of myth, religion and himself.

See also the paperback omnibus edition of the Asian Journals (both volumes in one book).

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