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The East, the West, and Sex free pdf In this wide-ranging history, Richard Bernstein explores the connection between sex and power as it has played out between Eastern cultures and the Western explorers, merchants, and conquerors who have visited them. This illuminating book describes the historical and ongoing encounter between these travelers and the morally ambiguous opportunities they found in foreign lands. Bernstein's narrative teems with real figures, from Marco Polo and his investigation into the harem of Kublai Khan- the nineteenth-century American missionary Isabella Thoburn and her efforts to stamp out the "sinfulness" of the Mughal culture of India- Gustave Flaubert and his dalliances with Egyptian prostitutes- to modern-day sex tourists in Southeast Asia, as well as the women that they both exploit and enrich. Provocative and insightful, "The East, The West, and Sex" is a lucid look at a pervasive and yet mostly ignored subject.

About Richard Bernstein

Richard Bernstein is a columnist for the "International Herald Tribune" and a contributor to "The New York Times." He has served as a foreign correspondent in Asia and Europe for "Time "and the "Times, "and is the author of six previous books, including "Fragile Glory: A Portrait of France""and the French," a "New York Times" Best Book of the Year, and "Out of the Blue: A Narrative of September 11, 2001, from Jihad to Ground Zero, " named by "The Boston Globe" as one of the seven best books of 2002. He lives in New York City.

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Author : Richard Bernstein
Publisher : Vintage Books
Data Published : 15 June 2010
ISBN : 0375713891
EAN : 9780375713897
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 325 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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