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My Journey to Lhasa: The Classic Story of the Only Western Woman Who Succeeded in Entering the Forbidden City

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An exemplary travelogue of danger and achievement by the Frenchwoman Madame Alexandra David–Neel of her 1923 expedition to Tibet, the fifth in her series of Asian travels, and her personal recounting of her journey to Lhasa, Tibet's forbidden city.

In order to penetrate Tibet and reach Lhasa, she used her fluency of Tibetan dialects and culture, disguised herself as a beggar with yak hair extensions and inked skin and tackled some of the roughest terrain and climate in the World. With the help of her young companion, Yongden, she willingly suffered the primitive travel conditions, frequent outbreaks of disease, the ever–present danger of border control and the military to reach her goal.

The determination and sheer physical fortitude it took for this woman, delicately reared in Paris and Brussels, is inspiration for men and women alike.

David–Neel is famous for being the first Western woman to have been received by any Dalai Lama and as a passionate scholar and explorer of Asia, hers is one of the most remarkable of all travellersߴales.

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First published in 1927, "My Journey to Lhasa" tells of the first Western woman to enter the forbidden Tibetan city of Lhasa and to have been received by the Dalai Lama. Map.

About the Author

An indomitable traveler, singer, journalist, and religious adept, Alexandra David-Neel (1868-1969) was awarded a Gold Medal by the Geographical Society of Paris and was made a Knight of the Legion of Honor.

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ISBN:
9780060596552
Author:
David-Neel, Alexandra
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
David Neel, Alexandra
Author:
by Alexandra David-Neel
Author:
Alexandra David-Neal
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Asia - General
Subject:
Travelers
Subject:
Buddhism - Tibetan
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Lhasa (China) Description and travel.
Subject:
David-Neel, Alexandra - Travel - China -
Subject:
Biography-Women
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20050831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
376
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.17 in 18.48 oz

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