Imagining Tibet: Perceptions, Projections, and Fantasies

By: Thierry Dodin and Heinz Rather (eds.)

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In the past century, the Western view of Tibet has evolved from an exotic Shangri-la filled with golden idols and the promise of immortality, to a peaceful land with an enlightened society now ravaged by outside aggression. How and why did our perception change? How accurate are our modern conceptions of Tibet? Imagining Tibet is a collection of essays that reveal these Western conceptions. Providing an historical background to the West''s ever-changing relationship with Tibet, Donald Lopez, Jeffrey Hopkins, Jamyang Norbu, and other noted scholars explore a variety of topics -- from Western perceptions of Tibetan approaches to violence, monastic life, and life as a nation in exile, to representations of Tibet in Western literature, art, environmentalism, and the New Age movement. Printed Pages: 478.

Title: Imagining Tibet: Perceptions, Projections, and Fantasies

Author Name: Thierry Dodin and Heinz Rather (eds.)

Categories: History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Boston, USA, Wisdom Publications: 2001

ISBN: 0861711912

ISBN 13: 9780861711918

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Size: 6 x 9 Inches

Seller ID: 001688

Keywords: Indian Buddhism Buddha Buddhist