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A Portrait of Lost Tibet

by Rosemary Jones Tung

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Lovely photos of a (almost) lost world. A lot of information, a look inside a hidden society, a very readable book. ( )
  tibetboek | Mar 24, 2009 |
This book contains some of the only photographs ever taken in Tibet before China took over. Tibet was always an isolated country, so very little of their history was recorded or observed by the Western world. Tung provides a very valuable and beautiful resource. ( )
  quilted_kat | Jun 15, 2008 |
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When the Chinese communists came to power in 1949, they moved to reestablish their "traditional" borders and in 1959 annexed Tibet. Most monasteries were closed, nomads were moved onto communes, the nobility were stripped of privileges, forests were cut, roads were paved, military airfields were constructed, and Tibet's communication with the outside world was cut off. A Portrait of Lost Tibet provides rare documentary photographs of traditional Tibetan life as it had been lived for countless generations before the radical disruption effected by the Chinese takeover. Rosemary Jones Tung's text describes the culture Ilya Tolstoy and Brooke Dolan found during their ten-month trek across Tibet in 1942. Tung has selected 131 photographs from the two thousand taken during their expedition.

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