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English in Tibet, Tibet in English

Self-Presentation in Tibet and the Diaspora

Authors: McMillin, L.

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This book explores two kinds of self-presentation in Tibet and the Tibetan diaspora: that of British writers in their travel texts to Tibet from 1774 to 1910 and that of Tibetans in recent autobiographies in English. McMillin contends that Tibet and the Anglophone West have had a long, complex, and convoluted relationship that can be explored, in part, through analysis of English language texts. The first part of the book explores how a myth of epiphany in Tibet comes to dominate English texts of travel in Tibet, while the second part considers how Tibetan autobiographers writing in English have responded and resisted Western images of them.

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LAURIE HOVELL MCMILLIN teaches writing at Oberlin College. She has travelled among Tibetan communities since 1982.

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English in Tibet, Tibet in English is the first work to examine as literature some of the most influential English-language works on Tibet. - Donald Lopez, University of Michigan


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • The Way to Epiphany

    McMillin, Laurie Hovell

    Pages 3-6

  • The First One There: Bogle’s Journey

    McMillin, Laurie Hovell

    Pages 7-37

  • In One Ear: Turner in Tibet

    McMillin, Laurie Hovell

    Pages 39-53

  • Manning’s Sentimental Journey

    McMillin, Laurie Hovell

    Pages 55-69

  • Barbarian Translations and Impure Forms: Hodgson, Waddell, Blavatsky

    McMillin, Laurie Hovell

    Pages 71-78

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eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-0-312-29909-5
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $105.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-312-23922-0
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $99.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-38685-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
English in Tibet, Tibet in English
Book Subtitle
Self-Presentation in Tibet and the Diaspora
Authors
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Laurie Hovell McMillin
eBook ISBN
978-0-312-29909-5
DOI
10.1057/9780312299095
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-312-23922-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-38685-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 260
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