This is a most interesting account of the reception and influence of Tibetan Buddhism in the West.
A thought provoking and well documented look at how Tibet and its people have been reformulated by the media for the West's consumption for nearly 200 years.
The book is laid out into seven neat chapters, each bearing a single-word title that feels Borgesian in its cryptic minimalism.
The item came in the condition that was specified on the product description. I was very pleased with the purchase and shipping method.Published 23 months ago by Mikal Hemingway
"Prisoners of Shangri-La" is a book exposing both pro-Tibetan and anti-Tibetan myths common in the West. Read morePublished on June 22, 2010 by Ashtar Command
I was originally turned off from reading this collection of critical essays because of some of the negative reviews here, but curiosity got the better of me and I'm glad it did. Read morePublished on April 18, 2010 by applewood
At ten years from its publication that flared many a fire from other Tibetan scholars and Buddhist adepts, Lopez's demystifying and deconstructive work can be coolly judged for its... Read morePublished on February 10, 2008 by Magalini Sabina
Very impressive erudition displayed by this famous Tibetologist. The book has seven chapters discussing seven aspects of Tibetan culture;
1) Lama-Lamaism. Read more
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The book, written in the best academese, presents a clear view of the West's distortion, and the history of that... Read more
As many reviewers have commented, Prof. Lopez does an excellent job deconstructing the many fantasies Westerners entertain about Tibet. Read morePublished on March 18, 2004
Refreshing and insightful take on the coming of the Buddha circus to the West, with a knuckle ball twist attempting to 'deconstruct' the perceptions of Westerners on Tibet. Read morePublished on January 24, 2004 by John C. Landon
This is a very unique analysis of how the idea of Tibet has been constructed by outsiders, especially those of far different Western cultures. Read morePublished on September 14, 2003 by doomsdayer520