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Tibetan lives : three Himalayan autobiographies / edited by Peter Richardus ; historical foreword by Alex McKay
Bib ID 1883413
Format BookBook
Description Richmond, Surrey : Curzon, 1998 
xxviii, 223 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm. 
ISBN 070071023X
Summary

In the early years of the twentieth century, control over Tibet was contested by three major empires: China, Russia and Britain. The imperial powers and those who came in their wake - missionaries, scholars, traders and soldiers - employed local staff to assist in their dealings with the Tibetans, and these employees were in the vanguard of Tibet's encounter with the outside world. The autobiographies that make up this book, crowded with ethnographical, sociological and historico-religious data, offer a unique insight into the world of the intermediary class. In addition to being interesting and entertaining, they are an important contribution to our understanding of the history of Tibet and its opening up to cultures beyond its own.

Full contents
  • Pt. I. The Autobiography of Phun-tshogs Lung-rtogs
  • Plate 1 - The author
  • Pt. II. The Autobiography of sKar-ma Sum-dhon Paul
  • Plate 2 - The author
  • Pt. III. The Autobiography of Ts'an-chih Chen
  • Plate 3 - The author
  • Map l:Central and East Asia
  • Map 2:The Himalayan Region.
  • The autobiography of Phun-tshogs Lung-rtogs
  • The autobiography of sKar-ma Sum-dhon Paul
 
Notes

From writings collected by Johan van Manen and now held by the National Museum of Ethnology at Leiden, The Netherlands.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [209]-210) and index.

Subjects Tibetans -- Biography.  |  Tibet Autonomous Region (China) -- Biography.
Other authors/contributors McKay, Alex  |  Richardus, Peter

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