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The high road to China : George Bogle, the Panchen Lama and the first British expedition to Tibet

Author: Kate Teltscher
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1774 the head of the East India Company in Bengal, Warren Hastings, determined to open trade relations with the hitherto impenetrable court of imperial China. To this end he entrusted the young Scotsman George Bogle to be the first British envoy to Tibet. Once there, Bogle attempted to enlist the influence of the Panchen Lama in a bid to attract the sympathy of the Qianlong Emperor; a hard task, for the imperial  Read more...
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Named Person: George Bogle; Dpal-ldan-ye-śes, Panchen Lama III; George Bogle; Dpal-ldan-ye-śes, Panchen Lama III; Dpal-ldan-ye-shes, Panchen Lama VI.; George Bogle; George Bogle; Panchen Lama (III.)
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kate Teltscher
ISBN: 0747584842 9780747584841 9780747586210 0747586217
OCLC Number: 68771015
Awards: Short-listed for James Tait Black Memorial Prize (Fiction) 2007
Description: xvi, 316 pages, [8] pages of plates : color illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Bengal & Bhutan 1774 --
The Panchen Lama's letter --
Private commissions to Mr. Bogle --
Lazy, lolling Palankins --
Perpetual ascending and descending --
The first European in these parts --
Monkish to the greatest degree --
Bloody work --
Tibet 1774-1775 --
God's Vicegerent --
To Tashilhunpo --
Thibet vocabulary --
The business of a traveller --
Living like a Thibetian --
A last farewell --
Bengal, Tibet & China 1775-1793 --
Melancholy Hall --
Tibet garden --
To adventure for possibilities --
The Emperor's invitation --
The meeting between the two --
The pure light of the void --
The tank --
The Golden Urn.
Other Titles: George Bogle, the Panchen Lama and the first British expedition to Tibet
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Tells the story of the British attempt to reach the Qianlong Emperor's ear, a narrative of two extraordinary journeys across some of the harshest and highest terrain in the world: Bogle's mission,  Read more...

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"Thrilling and fascinating - Kate Teltscher makes us feel the awe of her hero, young Bogle, on his journey through India and Tibet to meet the Panchen Lama, but she also takes us further, on the Read more...

 
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