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

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

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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.

Information

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Asian history
  • ISBN: 9780747585473

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