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Islamic Shangri-La : inter-Asian relations and Lhasa's Muslim communities, 1600 to 1960

Author: David G Atwill
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018] ©2018
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"Islamic Shangri-La transports readers to the heart of the Himalayas as it traces the rise of the Tibetan Muslim community from the 17th century to the present. Radically altering popular interpretations that have portrayed Tibet as isolated and monolithically Buddhist, David Atwill's vibrant account demonstrates how truly cosmopolitan Tibetan society was by highlighting the hybrid influences and internal diversity  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Atwill, David G.
Islamic Shangri-La.
Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2018020188
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David G Atwill
ISBN: 9780520971332 0520971337 0520299736 9780520299733
OCLC Number: 1037898000
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Boundaries of belonging --
Confronting the unexpected --
How half-Tibetans made Tibet whole --
Himalayan Asia --
The Tibetan Muslim incident of 1960 --
Prisoners of Shangri- La.
Responsibility: by David G. Atwill.
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"Islamic Shangri-La transports readers to the heart of the Himalayas as it traces the rise of the Tibetan Muslim community from the 17th century to the present. Radically altering popular interpretations that have portrayed Tibet as isolated and monolithically Buddhist, David Atwill's vibrant account demonstrates how truly cosmopolitan Tibetan society was by highlighting the hybrid influences and internal diversity of Tibet. In its exploration of the Tibetan Muslim experience, this book presents an unparalleled perspective of Tibet's standing during the rise of post-World War II Asia"--Provided by publisher.

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"Professor Atwill deserves credit for bringing attention to a fascinating minority group in Tibet, one that had been neglected in many histories of Tibet." * China Review International *

 
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