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Prisoners of Shangri-La : Tibetan Buddhism and the West

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  • "Le Tibet : terre de mythe, terre bouddhique et de colonisation aussi puisque, en 1959, sa population fut brusquement confrontée à la Chine communiste. Plus de 40 ans après, qu'est devenue la population? Comment a-t-elle pu concilier son identité avec le joug chinois? Quel bilan tirer de ces décennies d'occupation?"
  • "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."

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  • "Prisoners of Shangri-La Tibetan Buddhism and the West"
  • "Prigionieri di Shangri-La : il Buddhismo Tibetano e l'Occidente"
  • "Prigionieri di Shangri-la : il buddhismo tibetano e l'occidente"@it
  • "Fascination tibétaine : du bouddhisme, de l'Occident et de quelques mythes"
  • "Fascination tibétaine du bouddhisme, de l'Occident et de quelques mythes"
  • "Prisoners of Shangri-La : Tibetan Buddhism and the West"
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