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Geopolitical Exotica: Tibet in Western Imagination


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Geopolitical Exotica examines exoticized Western representations of Tibet and Tibetans and the debate over that land's status with regard to China. Concentrating on specific cultural images of the twentieth century--promulgated by novels, popular films, travelogues, and memoirs--Dibyesh Anand lays bare the strategies by which "Exotica Tibet" and "Tibetanness" have been constructed, and he investigates the impact these constructions have had on those who are being represented. Although images of Tibet have excited the ...

Geopolitical Exotica: Tibet in Western Imagination 2008, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN

ISBN-13: 9780816647651