Getting from Harbin to Mudanjiang

With the following type of writing, a question exists as to how much description is necessary, of the choice of theme, or the illustrative capacity of any given action.  What makes for invigorating “travel writing,” and what makes for mundane work in the same genre?  Or is it the place of academics to be constantly contextualizing everything, which is to say, “overreading” every gesture, encounter, … Continue reading Getting from Harbin to Mudanjiang