Forgotten Kingdom: Nine Years in Yunnan 1939-48
Forgotten Kingdom: Nine Years in Yunnan 1939-48

Forgotten Kingdom: Nine Years in Yunnan 1939-48

by Peter Goullart

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ISBN-13: 9781780600802
Publisher: Eland Publishing
Publication date: 10/19/2017
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Peter Goullart was Russian and fled east to Shanghai with his mother to escape the Russian Revolution. Goullart immersed himself in China, its language, culture and spiritual traditions. By 1931 his knowledge of China and its languages was sufficient for him to work as a tour guide for American Express, shepherding wealthy foreigners into the nightclubs of Shanghai and around the historical monuments of China, Japan and Indo-China. It was fun, the money was good and the borrowed lifestyle as excellent, but he found his real political home in the co-operative movement, an ethical middle ground between the extremes of authoritarian communism and unbridled capitalism. This culminated in the happy experience of living in Likiang for nine years, brilliantly evoked in Forgotten Kingdom.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

1 The Caravan Journey to Likiang 17

2 Likiang 29

3 The Market and Wine-Shops of Likiang 53

4 Further Afield 75

5 The Start of the Co-operatives 83

6 Medical Work 93

7 The Nakhi 103

8 The Tibetans 111

9 The Boa, the Lolos and the Minkia 137

10 The Lamaseries 157

11 Poltergeists 171

12 Suicides and Dtomba Ceremonies 179

13 Marriages 191

14 Some Likiang Festivals 207

15 Music, Art and Leisure Among the Nakhi 213

16 Progress 219

17 Hoking Brigand 233

18 The Last of Likiang 243

About the Author 253

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