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Author: French Patrick
Subcategory: Asia
Language: English
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf; First Edition edition (2003)
Category: History
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Tibet, Tibet: A Personal History of a Lost Land by Patrick French 333pp, HarperCollins, £20. Let's start with some facts. Tibet, once a large central-Asian country that ruled itself, is now a rather smaller entity within the People's Republic of China

Tibet, Tibet: A Personal History of a Lost Land by Patrick French 333pp, HarperCollins, £20. Tibet, once a large central-Asian country that ruled itself, is now a rather smaller entity within the People's Republic of China. This transformation was achieved by military conquest. Many Tibetans (we do not know how many) would prefer a different set of political arrangements for their country - some want real autonomy within the People's Republic, others dream of independence

According to the Tibetan government in exile, prostitution as an industry was virtually non-existent before the Chinese occupation of Tibet. According to the Tibetan Women's Association: "In the past, in Tibet there were no brothels".

According to the Tibetan government in exile, prostitution as an industry was virtually non-existent before the Chinese occupation of Tibet. Tibetan lawyer Lobsang Sangay recognizes the existence of prostitution before the arrival of the Chinese, but he says that the phenomenon was minimal compared to its current extent

In 1982, while he was still a schoolboy, Patrick French met the Dalai.

In 1982, while he was still a schoolboy, Patrick French met the Dalai.

Tibet, Tibet French, Patrick Random House (USA) 9781400034178 Тибет, тибе. At different times in its history Tibet has been renowned for pacifism and martial prowess, enlightenment and cruelt.

Patrick French has been fascinated by Tibet since he was a teenager. He has read its history, agitated for its freedom, and risked arrest to travel through its remote interior. His love and knowledge inform every page of this learned, literate, and impassioned book

Patrick French has been fascinated by Tibet since he was a teenager. His love and knowledge inform every page of this learned, literate, and impassioned book. Talking with nomads and Buddhist nuns, exiles and collaborators, French portrays a nation demoralized by a half-century of Chinese occupation and forced to depend on the patronage of Western dilettantes. He demolishes many of the myths accruing to Tibet–including those centering around the radiant figure of the Dalai Lama.

Tibet, on the other hand, has always been rather hazy; informed by the Heinrich Harrer novel, a book on. .

Tibet, on the other hand, has always been rather hazy; informed by the Heinrich Harrer novel, a book on Tibetan Buddhism by Sogyal Rinpoche, and a rather short visit there. That is, until I read Patrick French's book. Patrick French puts the world of the Tibetan exiles and the true believers under the spotlight and contrasts and compares the Tibet of legend and the harsh realities of life in the land of snows today. We are taken through a sad but starkly beautiful land, the land and its people used and abused.

At different times in its history Tibet has been renowned for pacifism and martial prowess, enlightenment and cruelty. A Personal History of a Lost Land. Part of Vintage Departures. The Dalai Lama may be the only religious leader who can inspire the devotion of agnostics. Patrick French has been fascinated by Tibet since he was a teenager. He has read its histo.

From the author of India: A Portrait, Patrick French's Tibet, Tibet: A Personal History of a Lost Land has been acclaimed as the book that showed the real Tibet for the first time. Tibet has long fascinated the West, but what really lies beyond our romantic image of a Buddhist mountain kingdom of peace and spirituality? Travelling through the country, French meets warrior monks, nomads and a nun secretly fighting Chinese communist rule, but also young Tibetans with a more pragmatic attitude to their situation.

A personal History of a Lost Land from the author of Younghusband. "One of the most dazzling dubuts British biography has witnessed in decades" Niall Ferguson, Daily Mail