Prisoners of Shangri La by Donald Lopez
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Prisoners of Shangri La
By Donald Lopez

Prisoners of Shangri La

Tibetan Buddhism and the West New edition

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Prisoners of Shangri La by Donald Lopez

Book Awards

  • Winner of American Academy of Religion Award for Excellence in the Analytical-Descriptive Category 1999.

Book Description

Donald Lopez provides in this book a cultural history of the strange encounter between Tibetan Buddhism and the West. He reveals fanciful misconceptions of Tibetan life and religion, examines the movement for independence from China and the politics of the term "Lamaism", a pejorative synonym for Tibetan Buddhism. The book aims to present more than pop-culture anomalies, the history of Tibet presented is embedded in scholarly souces, and constitute a union of both the popular and academic.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226493114
ISBN-10: 0226493113
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Pages: 290
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 10-May-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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Buddhist Scriptures by Donald Lopez Buddhist Scriptures, Paperback (March 2004)

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