The Resource Prisoners of Shangri-La : Tibetan Buddhism and the West, Donald S. Lopez, Jr

Prisoners of Shangri-La : Tibetan Buddhism and the West, Donald S. Lopez, Jr

Label
Prisoners of Shangri-La : Tibetan Buddhism and the West
Title
Prisoners of Shangri-La
Title remainder
Tibetan Buddhism and the West
Statement of responsibility
Donald S. Lopez, Jr
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this book, Donald Lopez provides the first cultural history of the strange encounter between Tibetan Buddhism and the West. Charting the flights of Western fantasies of Tibet and its Buddhist legacy, Lopez presents fanciful visions of Tibetan life and religion, ranging from the utopian to the demonic. He examines, among much else, the politics of the term "Lamaism," a pejorative name for Tibet's religion; the various theosophical, psychedelic, and New Age purposes served by The Tibetan Book of the Dead; the strange case of the Englishman with three eyes; and the unexpected history of the most famous of all Buddhist mantras, om mani padme hum. Throughout, Lopez demonstrates how myths of Tibet pervade both the products of pop culture and learned scholarly works
Dewey number
294.3/923
Index
index present
LC call number
BQ7604
LC item number
.L66 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Prisoners of Shangri-La : Tibetan Buddhism and the West, Donald S. Lopez, Jr
Publication
Note
Includes index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • zbnus
  • mel
Control code
000013463463
Extent
p. cm
Isbn
9780226493107
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97041202
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b18577635
System control number
  • 33217007069819
  • (OCoLC)37695628

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