Title continues: "An Intimate Picture, by a Woman of Tibet, of an Interesting and Distinctive People, in which it is shown how they live, their beliefs, their outlook, their work & play, & how they regard themselves and others." A book written in an unusual manner. The Tibetan author knew very little English and her English husband knew little Tibetan. They spoke to each other in Chinese and the husband wrote down the wife's words in English. An historical introduction provides an account of Tibetan history from the mythical era until present. The rest of the book introduces various aspects of Tibetan society and culture. In the last five chapters, the author relates five Tibetan folk stories. The Tibetan view of Western culture is also interesting: "You are rightly proud of your material culture, but you must not think peoples without it are necessarily uncivilized...Your peasants have but few of the things your townsmen enjoy, yet they are no less civilized, they might indeed be more" (p. 102).
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Company
Date Published: 1926
Place Published: Philadelphia
Condition: Very good +
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: 228 p. 23 cm. Frontispiece portrait of the author and 28 other b&w plates. 2 game illustrations pp. 142-143. Orange cloth hardcover with black impressing. Spine darkened. Some small marks on rear board. Label and ink signature on front free endpaper. Front hinge cracking a little internally.