Publisher: Springer-Verlag




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Social Science

The Traditional Lhasa House

Author: André Alexander

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster


Category: Social Science

Page: 409

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This book looks at a particular type of indigenous architecture that has developed in the city of Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. The focus is on the vernacular residential architecture in the form of the historic Lhasa Town House, as it was built and lived in from the mid-17th to mid-20th century. The book defines the Lhasa House as a distinct variety of traditional Tibetan architecture by providing a technical analysis and discussing the cultural framework and the development of a typology. (Series: HABITAT - INTERNATIONAL: Articles on International Urban Development / Schriften zur internationalen Stadtentwicklung - Vol. 18)

Into Tibet

Author: Thomas Laird

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic


Category: History

Page: 384

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A “fascinating” story of espionage that “fills a blank space in the hidden history of the Cold War” (The Houston Chronicle). Into Tibet is the incredible story of a 1949–1950 American undercover expedition led by America’s first atomic agent, Douglas S. Mackiernan—a covert attempt to arm the Tibetans and to recognize Tibet’s independence months before China invaded. A Nepal-based American journalist reveals how the clash between the State Department and the CIA, as well as unguided actions by field agents, hastened the Chinese invasion of Tibet. A gripping narrative of survival, courage, and intrigue among the nomads, princes, and warring armies of inner Asia, Into Tibet rewrites the accepted history behind the Chinese invasion of Tibet. “A gripping tale.” —The Washington Post
Literary Criticism

Bettina Brentano-von Arnim

Author: Elke Frederiksen

Publisher: Wayne State University Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 439

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Bettina Brentano-von Arnim, the first book in English devoted to Brentano-von Arnim's controversial views on gender, politics, and language theory, continues the process of recent rediscovery of this complex and brilliant author. The book opens with an essay by Christa Wolf on Brentano-von Arnim, revealing connections between the two writers. Other chapters address the issues central in her texts: gender, anti-semitism, social inequity, female bonding, and women in relation to traditional literary genres, language, music, religion, nature, and utopia

Evictions - 7010iied

Author: International Institute for Environment & Development

Publisher: IIED



Page: 222

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Literary Criticism


Author: Maarten Van Dijk



Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 333

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