Across Cultures

Tibet through Chinese eyes

Dan Zigmond

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Sky Burial
Xinran
New York: Doubleday, 2005
224 pp.; $18.95 (cloth)

What is Tibet? Several books in recent years have questioned the Western understanding of this troubled land, its people and traditions. Yet from the thousands of dedicated practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism in the West, to the millions of casual movie-goers who watched Brad Pitt portray Austrian adventurer Heinrich Harrer, so many of us believe we know something of this strange, faraway land, and many care deeply about the future of this place we've never seen.

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