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dc.contributor.authorAtwill, David
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-15 12:31:03
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T11:56:43Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T11:56:43Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier1002458
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/27546
dc.description.abstract"Islamic Shangri-La transports readers into the heart of the Himalayas by tracing the rise of the Tibetan Muslim (Khache) community from the early 17th century to the present. Over the past four centuries, the Tibetan Muslims advised several Dalai Lamas, contributed to Tibetan music and literature, and engaged in transregional trade with many of Tibet’s neighbors. Deftly blending contemporary media accounts and interviews with archival documents, this book brings the frustrations and hopes of Tibetan Muslims, and thus of Tibet, to life. Less a history of religion than a history of the Himalayas, the book explores the eddying currents of peoples and states generally excluded from traditional histories of Asia. Its focus on the Tibetan Muslims’ multifaceted role in Tibetan society highlights Tibet’s broader inter-Asian positioning and delves into the intertwined relationship between Tibet and Nepal, Kashmir, and other Himalayan states. The story of the Tibetan Muslims provides a new perspective on a history we thought we knew quite well. Illuminating their positioning within the dynamics of Asian state formation with a particular emphasis on the dramatic events of early to mid-20th century, the book opens an unparalleled examination of the long shadows of Tibet’s past on today’s Asia."
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBJ Regional & national history::HBJF Asian history
dc.subject.otherTibetan Muslims
dc.subject.otherTibet
dc.subject.otherChina
dc.subject.otherHimalayas
dc.subject.otherBoundaries
dc.subject.otherTransnational
dc.subject.otherDiaspora
dc.subject.otherLhasa
dc.titleIslamic Shangri-La
dc.title.alternativeInter-Asian Relations and Lhasa’s Muslim Communities, 1600 to 1960
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1525/luminos.55
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy72f3a53e-04bb-4d73-b921-22a29d903b3b
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameUniversity of California Press
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttps://www.ucpress.edu/
oapen.relation.isFundedByb818ba9d-2dd9-4fd7-a364-7f305aef7ee9
virtual.oapen_relation_isFundedBy.grantor_nameKnowledge Unlatched
oapen.relation.isbn9780520299733
oapen.collectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
oapen.imprintUniversity of California Press
oapen.pages260
oapen.place.publicationOakland
oapen.identifierhttps://openresearchlibrary.org/viewer/bfdd8f0d-6c92-478f-b2b1-0248cd47a9d6
oapen.identifier.isbn9780520971332
grantor.number1002458.0


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