Virtual Tibet: seaching for Shangri-la from the Himalayas to Hollywood

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Henry Holt,
Pub. Date:
2000.
Language:
English
Description
The Dalai Lama meets The Player-from the Himalayas to Hollywood, a fantastic journey into the West's longstanding dream of Tibet.What has made remote, mountainous Tibet and its only real celebrity, the Dalai Lama, so abidingly fascinating to the West? From Marco Polo's vision of Tibet as a land of enchanters to James Hilton's dream of Shangri-la in Lost Horizon, why have Westerners projected their yearnings onto that inaccessible place as onto no other corner on earth?In Virtual Tibet, Orville Schell, one of the preeminent experts on modern China and Tibet, undertakes a strange and wondrous odyssey into our Tibetan fantasies. He recounts the spellbinding tale of the Western adventurers, explorers, and spiritualists who for centuries were bent on reaching forbidden Tibet and the holy city of Lhasa. At the same time, Schell leads us on a riveting present-day journey from Hollywood dharma study groups and Beastie Boy "Free Tibet" concerts to a re-creation of Lhasa in the high Argentine Andes, which was the extravagant set of Seven Years in Tibet, starring Brad Pitt. As the past and the present, ancient customs and the superstar culture collide, Schell sheds light on the danger of blurring virtual and real worlds.A fabulous spectacle, peopled by celebrity Buddhists and Tibetan bonzes, Yak wranglers and high-powered publicists, Steven Seagal and the Dalai Lama, Virtual Tibet is an elegantly written work of extraordinary charm, power, and insight.
More Details
ISBN:
9780805043815
Also in this Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID f6d8856b-ddee-02f2-8054-ed432aac8117
full_title virtual tibet seaching for shangri la from the himalayas to hollywood
author schell orville
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2017-08-14 05:04:43AM

Solr Details

_version_ 1576421372647702528
accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Schell, Orville.
author-letter Schell, Orville.
author_display Schell, Orville
availability_toggle_arlington Available Now, Entire Collection
available_at_arlington Central
callnumber-a DS786
callnumber-first D - World History
callnumber-subject DS - Asia
callnumber_sort_arlington 951.5 S322v
collection_arlington Adult Nonfiction
date_added 2011-01-26T05:00:00Z
days_since_added 2400
detailed_location_arlington Central Adult Nonfiction
display_description
edition 1st ed.
format_arlington Book
format_boost 10
format_category_arlington Books
grouping_category book
id f6d8856b-ddee-02f2-8054-ed432aac8117
isbn 9780805043815
item_details ils:.b13147560|.i11809206|Central Adult Nonfiction|951.5 S322v|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Aug 24, 2013|can||
itype_arlington Hardback
language English
language_boost 10
language_boost_es 1
lexile_score -1
lib_boost_arlington 50
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington 951.5 S322v
local_callnumber_exact_arlington 951.5 S322v
local_callnumber_left_arlington 951.5 S322v
local_days_since_added_arlington 2400
num_holdings 1
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover
owning_location_arlington Central
physical x, 340 p. ; 24 cm.
popularity 4
primary_isbn 9780805043815
publishDate 2000
publishDateSort 2000
publisher Henry Holt,
rating 2.5
rating_facet oneStar, twoStar
record_details ils:.b13147560|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Henry Holt,|2000.|x, 340 p. ; 24 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scope_has_related_records a, arlington, c, d, g, h, o, p, s, u, v, w
scoping_details_arlington ils:.b13147560|.i11809206|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||
subject_facet Tibet Autonomous Region (China) -- Foreign public opinion, Tibet Autonomous Region (China) -- History, Tibet Autonomous Region (China) -- In motion pictures
target_audience Adult
target_audience_full Adult
title Virtual Tibet : seaching for Shangri-la from the Himalayas to Hollywood
title_display Virtual Tibet : seaching for Shangri-la from the Himalayas to Hollywood
title_full Virtual Tibet : seaching for Shangri-la from the Himalayas to Hollywood
title_short Virtual Tibet :
title_sort virtual tibet seaching for shangri-la from the himalayas to hollywood
title_sub seaching for Shangri-la from the Himalayas to Hollywood