English in Tibet, Tibet in English : self presentation in Tibet and the diaspora /
Laurie Hovell McMillin.
New York : Palgrave, 2001.
xii, 260 p.
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New York : Palgrave, 2001.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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English in Tibet, Tibet in Englishis the first work to examineas literaturesome of the most influential English-language works on Tibet.Donald Lopez, University of Michigan
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This book explores two kinds of self-presentation in Tibet and the Tibetan diaspora: that of British writers in their travel texts to Tibet from 1774 to 1910 and that of Tibetans in recent autobiographies in English. McMillin argues that Tibet and the Anglophone West have had a long, complex, and convoluted relationship that can be explored, in part, through analysis of English language writings. The first part of the book explores how a myth of epiphany in Tibet comes to dominate English texts of travel in Tibet, while the second part considers how Tibetan autobiographers writing in English have responded and resisted Western images of them.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Prefacep. ix
English in Tibet
The Way to Epiphanyp. 3
The First One There: Bogle's Journeyp. 7
In One Ear: Turner in Tibetp. 39
Manning's Sentimental Journeyp. 55
Barbarian Translations and Impure Forms: Hodgson, Waddell, Blavatskyp. 71
Kipling's Kim, Lamas, and Epiphaniesp. 79
Younghusband: Arrivals and Departuresp. 89
Tibet in English
New Age Namtars: Tibetan Autobiographies in Englishp. 113
Siblings of the Dalai Lama: Jetsun Pema and Thubten Jigme Norbup. 137
Monks' Tales: Geshe Rabten and Lobsang Gyatsop. 153
The Double Life of the Dalai Lamap. 173
Reincarnate Lamas: Chogyam Trungpa and Chagdud Tulkup. 183
Tibetan Women in the Western Buddhist Lineage: Rinchen Dolma Taring and Dorje Yudon Yuthokp. 197
Political Prisoners: Palden Gyatso and Ama Adhep. 209
Resisting Exile: Tashi Tseringp. 223
Transliteration of Tibetan Wordsp. 233
Notesp. 235
Indexp. 255
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