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English in Tibet, Tibet in English

Self-Presentation in Tibet and the Diaspora

  • Authors
  • Laurie Hovell McMillin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. English in Tibet

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Laurie Hovell McMillin
      Pages 3-6
    3. Laurie Hovell McMillin
      Pages 7-37
    4. Laurie Hovell McMillin
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    5. Laurie Hovell McMillin
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    6. Laurie Hovell McMillin
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    7. Laurie Hovell McMillin
      Pages 89-110
  3. Tibet in English

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Laurie Hovell McMillin
      Pages 113-136
    3. Laurie Hovell McMillin
      Pages 153-171
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    5. Laurie Hovell McMillin
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    6. Laurie Hovell McMillin
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    7. Laurie Hovell McMillin
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  4. Back Matter
    Pages 235-260

About this book

Introduction

This book explores two kinds of self-presentation in Tibet and the Tibetan diaspora: that of British writers in their travel texts to Tibet from 1774 to 1910 and that of Tibetans in recent autobiographies in English. McMillin contends that Tibet and the Anglophone West have had a long, complex, and convoluted relationship that can be explored, in part, through analysis of English language texts. The first part of the book explores how a myth of epiphany in Tibet comes to dominate English texts of travel in Tibet, while the second part considers how Tibetan autobiographers writing in English have responded and resisted Western images of them.

Keywords

biography English English language exile language myth translation women writing Writing in English

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