Theos Bernard, the White Lama

Theos Bernard, the White Lama

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In 1937, Theos Casimir Bernard (1908–1947), the self-proclaimed “White Lama,” became the third American in history to reach Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet. During his stay, he amassed the largest collection of Tibetan texts, art, and artifacts in the Western hemisphere at that time. He also documented, in both still photography and 16mm film, the age-old civilization of Tibet on the eve of its destruction by Chinese Communists.

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Publisher: Columbia University Press (April 10, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 592 pages

File size: 18.7 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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