Seeing Lhasa: British Depictions of the Tibetan Capital 1936-1947

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Recent donations to the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford, UK, of vintage photos and films by British travelers to Tibet, prompted an exhibit and this book. Harris, the museum's curator for Asian collections, and Shakya, a Tibetan scholar, discuss this unique visual record of Tibet's capital city in a bygone era complemented by watercolors by an Indian artist of the 1940 installation of the 14th Dalai Lama. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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New Book. 8.5 x 11 in; 176 Pages. During the 1930s and 1940s the British cultivated close political and social relations with members of the Tibetan elite and established a ... Mission in the Tibetan capital, Lhasa. Based on the Pitt Rivers Museum exhibition of the same name, Seeing Lhasa reveals the way in which the city of Lhasa, its palaces, monasteries and mansions, became the backdrop for a social world in which the British and Tibetans interacted. They ate and drank, watched films and played football together and these activities were photographed, painted and filmed as part of the British diplomatic agenda. Read more Show Less

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Recent donations to the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford, UK, of vintage photos and films by British travelers to Tibet, prompted an exhibit and this book. Harris, the museum's curator for Asian collections, and Shakya, a Tibetan scholar, discuss this unique visual record of Tibet's capital city in a bygone era complemented by watercolors by an Indian artist of the 1940 installation of the 14th Dalai Lama. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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  • ISBN-13: 9781932476040
  • Publisher: Serindia Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/28/2004
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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