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Troubled in Tibet

The allure of Shangri-la remains as potent as ever, yet aspiring to a dispassionate stance on Tibet and its heritage proves to be a quixotic pursuit

THE MUSEUM ON THE ROOF OF THE WORLD: ART, POLITICS, AND THE REPRESENTATION OF TIBETBy Clare E. Harris. Published by University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London, 2012. Hardcover with black-and-white illustrations, 314 pages.

GENDUN CHOPEL: TIBET’S FIRST MODERN ARTISTBy Donald S. Lopez Jr. Published by Trace Foundation’s Latse Library, New York, and Serindia Publications, Inc., Chicago, 2013. Hardcover with full

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