Tibet in the Western Imagination

Hardcover | September 4, 2012

byThomas Neuhaus

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Neuhaus explores the roots of the long-standing European fascination with Tibet, from the Dalai Lama to the Abominable Snowman. Surveying a wide range of travel accounts, official documents, correspondence and fiction, he examines how different people thought about both Tibet and their home cultures.

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Neuhaus explores the roots of the long-standing European fascination with Tibet, from the Dalai Lama to the Abominable Snowman. Surveying a wide range of travel accounts, official documents, correspondence and fiction, he examines how different people thought about both Tibet and their home cultures.

TOM NEUHAUS is a lecturer in History at the University of Derby, UK. He has previously worked at the German Historical Institute London, Clare College Cambridge, UK, and the Global Policy Institute. He has carried out research and published on German attitudes towards Western spirituality, transnational missionary communities and on B...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:280 pages, 8.87 × 5.7 × 0.96 inPublished:September 4, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230299709

ISBN - 13:9780230299702

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Table of Contents

IntroductionPART I: REPRESENTATIONS, 1853-1904Lifting the veilKnowledge, Ethnography and OrientalismMissionaries and the Evils of 'Lamaism'Science and ExplorationPART II: REPRESENTATIONS, 1904-1947Developing DiplomacyRacial and Social OrdersFrom Religion to SpiritualityMountains and Men PART III: LEGACIES, 1947-1959Coping with 'loss': Tibet after 1947Conclusion and EpilogueBibliographyIndex