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Lhasa : streets with memories

Author: Robert Barnett
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2006.
Series: Asia perspectives.
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There are many Lhasas. One is a grid of uniform boulevards lined with plush hotels, all-night bars, and blue-glass-fronted offices. Another is a warren of alleyways that surround a seventh-century temple built to pin down a supine demoness. A web of Stalinist, rectangular blocks houses the new nomenklatura. Crumbling mansions, once home to noble ministers, famous lovers, nationalist spies, and covert  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Barnett, Robert, 1953-
Lhasa.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2005048412
(OCoLC)59879455
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Barnett
ISBN: 023151011X 9780231510110 128289773X 9781282897731
OCLC Number: 64179657
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume).
Contents: The unitary view --
Foreign visitors, oscillations, and extremes --
The square view and the outstretched demoness --
The city, the circle --
Monumental statements and street plans --
From concrete to blue glass --
The new flamboyance and the Tibetan palm tree --
Mestizo : two narratives converge --
The multilayered streets.
Series Title: Asia perspectives.
Responsibility: Robert Barnett.
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There are many Lhasas. One is a grid of uniform boulevards lined with plush hotels, all-night bars, and blue-glass-fronted offices. Another is a warren of alleyways that surround a seventh-century temple built to pin down a supine demoness. A web of Stalinist, rectangular blocks houses the new nomenklatura. Crumbling mansions, once home to noble ministers, famous lovers, nationalist spies, and covert revolutionaries, now serve as shopping malls and faux-antique hotels. Each embodiment of the city partakes of the others' memories, whispered across time and along the city.

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