Lhasa, the Open City: a Journey to Tibet

By: Suyin, Han

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First edition in English (previously published in French as "Lhassa, Etoile-Fleur" in 1976) . X, (2) , 180 pages + plates. Blue and white papered boards with gilt lettering on spine. Top page edges dyed blue. No signatures. Dustwrapper rubbed at edges. A couple of small <1/8" tears in edges of dustwrapper. Dustwrapper protected in archival mylar cover. The author thanks the Chinese Government "who looked after me so well, and made available to me so much material" (p. X) . The book contains much praise for the development, modernisation and secularization of Tibet - "Today, new Lhasa is growing, and the old city is diminishing in size. I saw a bulldozer destroying some houses, which will be rebuilt with modern conveniences. The whole structure upon which old Lhasa lived has gone, and the shops, which were of craftsmen turning out objects of religious worship, sculptures, jewellery, and leather goods, have become cooperatives, still functioning, but directed towards consumption by the people themselves, or for export [...]". Heinrich Harrer gives an opinion of this book in his "Return to Tibet". ; 8vo

Title: Lhasa, the Open City: a Journey to Tibet

Author Name: Suyin, Han

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1977

ISBN Number: 0224013297

ISBN Number 13: 9780224013291

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket

Seller ID: 002237