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Museum on the Roof of the World Art, Politics, and the Representation of Tibet

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ISBN-10: 0226317471

ISBN-13: 9780226317472

Edition: 2012

Authors: Clare E. Harris

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For millions of people around the world, Tibet is a domain of undisturbed tradition, the Dalai Lama a spiritual guide. By contrast, the Tibet Museum opened in Lhasa by the Chinese in 1999 was designed to reclassify Tibetan objects as cultural relics and the Dalai Lama as obsolete. Suggesting that both these views are suspect, Clare E. Harris argues inThe Museum on the Roof of the Worldthat for the past one hundred and fifty years, British and Chinese collectors and curators have tried to convert Tibet itself into a museum, an image some Tibetans have begun to contest. This bookis a powerful account of the museums created by, for, or on behalf of Tibetans and the nationalist agendas that…    
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Book details

List price: $52.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 10/30/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 328
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

List of Illustrations
The Tibet Museum in the West
The Younghusband Mission and Tibetan Art
Picturing Tibet for the Imperial Archive
Photography and the Politics of Memory
The Tibet Museum in Exile
The Tibet Museum in Lhasa
The Invention of Tibetan Contemporary Art
The Buddha Goes Global
A Note on Languages