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Imagining Tibet Perceptions, Projections, and Fantasies

ISBN-10: 0861711912
ISBN-13: 9780861711918
Edition: 2001
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Book details

List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Wisdom Publications
Publication date: 5/9/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.672
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
Missionaries and Scholars
The Image of Tibet in the West before the Nineteenth Century
Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Missionary Images of Tibet
Tibet Images among Researchers on Tibet
The Sight of the "Other"
"Truth," Perception, and Politics: The British Construction of an Image of Tibet
Tibetan Horizon: Tibet and the Cinema in the Early Twentieth Century
Old Tibet a Hell on Earth? The Myth of Tibet and Tibetans in Chinese Art and Propaganda
Tibet, Theosophy, and the Psychologization of Buddhism
The Role of Tibet in the New Age Movement
The Image of Tibet of the Great Mystifiers
Not Only a Shangri-la: Images of Tibet in Western Literature
The Development in Perceptions of Tibetan Art: From Golden Idols to Ultimate Reality
Standpoints
Tibetan Monastic Colleges: Rationality versus the Demands of Allegiance
"Violated Specialness": Western Political Representations of Tibet
"Orientalism" and Aspects of Violence in the Tibetan Tradition
Tibetan Culture As a Model of Ecological Sustainability
Tradition, Modernity, and Environmental Change in Tibet
Shangri-la in Exile: Representations of Tibetan Identity and Transnational Culture
Behind the Lost Horizon: Demystifying Tibet
Buddhism in the West and the Image of Tibet
Final Considerations
Imagining Tibet: Between Shangri-la and Feudal Oppression: Attempting a Synthesis
Bibliography
List of Contributors
Index

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