The Search For The Panchen Lama

Hilton Isabel

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Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: As New
Jacket Condition: As New
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publisher Place: New York
Publisher Year: 2000
Edition: First Edition

Description: 8 pages. Book and Jacket appear to have hardly been read and are both in As new condition throughout.

Publishers Description: "An excellent primer on Tibetan history and ....a chilling picture of the brutality of Chinese repression in Tibet."Wall Street Journal In May 1995, a seven-year-old Tibetan boy and his family were taken from their home by Chinese security forces. They have not been seen since. The boys devotees believe him to be the eleventh incarnation of the Panchen Lama, the second most important incarnation in the Tibetan Buddhist hierarchy. Isabel Hilton tells the gripping inside story of how this child became the pawn in a battle between the Chinese regime and Tibets exiled religious leader, the Dalai Lama. In revealing the political intrigue that accompanied the race to choose and enthrone the eleventh Panchen Lama, Hilton "clarifies a great deal about the nature of Tibetan culture and history and the complexities of Tibets relationship with China" (New York Times). "Lively and vastly entertaining.... Hilton has seenand participated inone of the final moments of a lost Tibet."Boston Sunday Globe "Riveting ....captures the panoramic scope of a remarkable story.... The ending is heartbreaking."Los Angeles Times "[A]n outstanding book, well-researched, lively, scholarly, humorous, sympathetic, and eminently readable."The Tablet "[A]n important book, a work of impeccable scholarship, erudition and great personal courage."Literary Review "[A] crash course in Tibetan history and affairs in addition to a rattling good story."The Spectator "Hiltons excellent new book is a cool and intelligent explanation of the political intricacies surrounding the Panchen Lama."The Observer 21 black and whtie photographs

ISBN: 9780393049695


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