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Author Ehrlich, Gretel.
Title Questions of heaven : the Chinese journeys of an American Buddhist / Gretel Ehrlich.
Imprint Boston : Beacon Press, 1997.

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Author Ehrlich, Gretel.
Series Concord library
Concord library.
Subject Ehrlich, Gretel -- Travel -- China.
China -- Description and travel.
Add Title Chinese journeys of an American Buddhist
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Author Ehrlich, Gretel.
Series Concord library
Concord library.
Subject Ehrlich, Gretel -- Travel -- China.
China -- Description and travel.
Add Title Chinese journeys of an American Buddhist
Description 1 online resource (128 pages) : illustrations.
Note Maps on lining papers.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-126).
Summary Gretel Ehrlich's path leads her to Sichuan and Yunnan Provinces in western China to climb Emei Shan, one of China's four sacred Buddhist mountains. For Ehrlich, a practicing Buddhist, the climb is both a spiritual pilgrimage and a troubling encounter with a culture reeling from recent political history. Ehrlich visits Buddhist lamas who, until recently, were in hiding from the purges of the Cultural Revolution, and she travels to a panda refuge in the mountains northwest of Chengdu - in both cases trying to unravel the ultimate fate of these once-revered symbols. "All roads to paradise first pass through purgatory." In perhaps the most hair-raising car-trip narrative in recent travel literature, Ehrlich writes of her journey from the southwestern city of Kunming over the Burma Road and on to Lijiang - an isolated mountain town which does in the end fulfill Ehrlich's hopes for cultural and spiritual revival, and where she learns from an unlikely group of Naxi sacred musicians that "music is medicine" and that profound healing requires profound faith.
Note Print version record.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
ISBN 0807073121 (electronic bk.)
9780807073124 (electronic bk.)
0807073105
9780807073100
0807073113
OCLC # 45731192
Additional Format Print version: Ehrlich, Gretel. Questions of heaven. Boston : Beacon Press, 1997 0807073113 (DLC) 96045518 (OCoLC)35849019



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