The High Road to China: George Bogle, the Panchen Lama and the First British Expedition to Tibet

Kate Teltscher (Author)
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Description

In 1774, British traders longed to open relations with China so they sent a young Scotsman, George Bogle, as an envoy to Tibet. Bogle became smitten by what he saw there, and struck up a remarkable friendship with the Panchen Lama. This gripping book tells the story of their two extraordinary journeys across some of the harshest and highest terrain in the world: Bogle's mission, and the Panchen Lama's state visit to China, on which British hopes were hung. Piecing together extracts from Bogle's private papers, Tibetan biographies of the Panchen Lama, the account of a wandering Hindu monk and the writings of the Emperor himself, Kate Teltsher deftly reconstructs the momentous meeting of these very different worlds.

Product Details

Price
£8.99  £8.36
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date
6 August 2007
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780747585473
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