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Title:
The high road to China : George Bogle, the Panchen Lama, and the first British expedition to Tibet
Author:
Teltscher, Kate.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006.
Physical Description:
xvi, 316 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Part I : Bengal & Bhutan 1774 -- The Panchen Lama's letter -- Private commissions to Mr Bogle -- Lazy, lolling palankins -- Perpetual ascending and descending -- The first European in these parts -- Monkish to the greatest degree -- Bloody work -- Part II: Tibet 1774-1775 -- God's vicegerent -- To Tashilhunpo -- Thibet vocabulary -- The business of a traveller -- Living like a Thibetian -- A last farewell -- Part III: Bengal, Tibet & China 1775-1793 -- Melancholy hall -- Tibet garden -- To adventure for possibilities -- The emperor's invitation -- The meeting between the two -- The pure light of the void -- The tank -- The golden urn.
ISBN:
9780374217006
Format :
Book