Lhasa: Streets with Memories
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Lhasa: Streets with Memories (Asia Perspectives: History, Society, and Culture)

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There are many Lhasas. One is a grid of uniform boulevards lined with plush hotels, all-night bars, and blue-glass-fronted offices. Another is a warren of alleyways that surround a seventh-century temple built to pin down a supine demoness. A web of Stalinist, rectangular blocks houses the new "nomenklatura." Crumbling mansions, once home to noble ministers, famous lovers,...more
Hardcover, 219 pages
Published February 21st 2006 by Columbia University Press (first published January 1st 2006)
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Mark
Academics have this ability to turn a really interesting subject into iceberg lettuce. I picked up this book because it's a cultural geography of Lhasa and I was really interested. Although he does a great job in the beginning summarizing the last 100 years of Tibetan history, I really can't understand what he is trying to say. Sometimes I read sentences over and over gain. He needs a better editor I think.
Lesley
A curious little book that looks at Lhasa's history through its architecture and the hidden associations and memories of various buildings
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