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 TIBET. By 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 ARTIST. By Donald S. Lopez Jr. Published by Trace Foundation’s Latse Library, New York, and Serindia Publications, Inc., Chicago, 2013. Hardcover with full…