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The Search for the Panchen Lama

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Publisher Comments:

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 boy's 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 Tibet's 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 Tibet's relationship with China" (). "Lively and vastly entertaining.... Hilton has seen--and participated in--one of the final moments of a lost Tibet."-- "Riveting ....captures the panoramic scope of a remarkable story.... The ending is heartbreaking."-- "[A]n outstanding book, well-researched, lively, scholarly, humorous, sympathetic, and eminently readable."-- "[A]n important book, a work of impeccable scholarship, erudition and great personal courage."-- "[A] crash course in Tibetan history and affairs in addition to a rattling good story."-- "Hilton's excellent new book is a cool and intelligent explanation of the political intricacies surrounding the Panchen Lama."--

Synopsis:

"An excellent primer on Tibetan history and ....a chilling picture of the brutality of Chinese repression in Tibet."--

About the Author

Isabel Hilton is an international print and broadcast journalist and a well-known commentator on Chinese affairs. She lives in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393321678
Author:
Hilton, Isabel
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
China
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Asia - General
Subject:
Asia
Subject:
Tibet
Subject:
Buddhism and politics.
Subject:
Panchen lamas.
Subject:
Buddhism - Tibetan
Subject:
Asia - Tibet
Subject:
Bstan-'dzin-rgya-mtsho
Subject:
Rgyal-mtshan-nor-bu
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st American ed.
Edition Description:
American
Series Volume:
no. 4
Publication Date:
20010631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
21 black and whtie photographs
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
7.78x5.98x.84 in. .93 lbs.

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Biography » Historical
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Medical Specialties
History and Social Science » Asia » General
History and Social Science » Asia » India » Ancient and General
History and Social Science » Asia » Tibet
History and Social Science » World History » Asia » General
History and Social Science » World History » China
History and Social Science » World History » India
Religion » Eastern Religions » Buddhism » Tibetan Buddhism

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