Islamic Shangri-La: inter-Asian relations and Lhasa's Muslim communities, 1600 to 1960

"Islamic Shangri-La transports readers to the heart of the Himalayas as it traces the rise of the Tibetan Muslim community from the 17th century to the present. Radically altering popular interpretations that have portrayed Tibet as isolated and monolithically Buddhist, David Atwill's vibr...

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Main Author: Atwill, David G.
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Oakland, California University of Californiarnia Press [2018]
Further subjects:B Muslims
B Asia / Central Asia / HISTORY
B Muslims (China) (Lhasa) History
B Muslims (China) (Tibet Autonomous Region) History
B China ; Tibet Autonomous Region
B China ; Lhasa
B Electronic books
B History
Online Access: Volltext (kostenfrei)
Parallel Edition:Non-electronic
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Summary:"Islamic Shangri-La transports readers to the heart of the Himalayas as it traces the rise of the Tibetan Muslim community from the 17th century to the present. Radically altering popular interpretations that have portrayed Tibet as isolated and monolithically Buddhist, David Atwill's vibrant account demonstrates how truly cosmopolitan Tibetan society was by highlighting the hybrid influences and internal diversity of Tibet. In its exploration of the Tibetan Muslim experience, this book presents an unparalleled perspective of Tibet's standing during the rise of post-World War II Asia"--Provided by publisher
"Islamic Shangri-La transports readers to the heart of the Himalayas as it traces the rise of the Tibetan Muslim community from the 17th century to the present. Radically altering popular interpretations that have portrayed Tibet as isolated and monolithically Buddhist, David Atwill's vibrant account demonstrates how truly cosmopolitan Tibetan society was by highlighting the hybrid influences and internal diversity of Tibet. In its exploration of the Tibetan Muslim experience, this book presents an unparalleled perspective of Tibet's standing during the rise of post-World War II Asia"--Provided by publisher
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN:0520971337