A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program for monographs. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.Islamic Shangri-La transports readers to the heart of the Himalayas as it traces the rise of the Tibetan Muslim community from the 17th century to the present. Radically altering popular interpretations that have portrayed Tibet as isolated and monolithically Buddhist, David Atwill's vibrant account demonstrates how truly cosmopolitan Tibetan society was by highlighting the hybrid influences and internal diversity of Tibet. In its exploration of the Tibetan Muslim experience, this book presents an unparalleled perspective of Tibet's standing during the rise of post–World War II Asia.
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About the Author
David G. Atwill is Associate Professor of History at Penn State University where he teaches a broad range of courses on China, Tibet, and world history. His previous books include The Chinese Sultanate: Islam, Ethnicity, and the Panthay Rebellion in Southwestern China, 1856–1873 and Sources in Chinese History: Diverse Perspectives from 1644 to the Present.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations ix
Chapter 1 Boundaries of Belonging 1
Chapter 2 Confronting the Unexpected 13
Chapter 3 How Half-Tibetans Made Tibet Whole 34
Chapter 4 Himalayan Asia 65
Chapter 5 The Tibetan Muslim Incident of 1960 92
Chapter 6 Prisoners of Shangri-La 123
Works Cited 213