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Prisoners of Shangri-La : Tibetan Buddhism and the West

Author: Donald S Lopez, Jr.
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this book, Donald Lopez provides the first cultural history of the strange encounter between Tibetan Buddhism and the West. Charting the flights of Western fantasies of Tibet and its Buddhist legacy, Lopez presents fanciful visions of Tibetan life and religion, ranging from the utopian to the demonic. He examines, among much else, the politics of the term "Lamaism," a pejorative name for Tibet's religion; the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lopez, Donald S.
Prisoners of Shangri-La : Tibetan Buddhism and the West.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1998
x, 283 pages ; 24 cm
(DLC) 10991208
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donald S Lopez, Jr.
ISBN: 9780226190488 022619048X
OCLC Number: 1028947282
Notes: Presumed digitized in 2012.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 283 pages)
Responsibility: Donald S. Lopez, Jr.

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A cultural history of the strange encounter between Tibetan Buddhism and the West. The book reveals the misconceptions held in the West of Tibetan life and religion and examines the politics of  Read more...

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