Bali: A Paradise Created

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Periplus Editions, 1989 - Travel - 240 pages
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To this "old Bali" has been added the lush and erotic Bali of the European imagination - the tropical paradise that in the 193Os became an extension of salon life for the rich and famous, providing inspiration for artists and Hollywood writers. During the 196Os, "hippie" surfers discovered Bali's beaches, waves and cheap digs, and today young European, Australian and Japanese visitors barter for bargains and dance till dawn on Kuta Beach.
Tourists, students and armchair travelers alike will appreciate the fresh insights which this book brings to the history and culture of a traditional island faced with a massive invasion of paradise-seekers. After reading this book, your view of Bali will never be quite the same again!

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Contents

SAVAGE BALI
11
BALINESE IMAGES FROM THE GOLDEN AGE
38
THE BIRTH OF BALI THE PARADISE
77
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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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