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Some of the Tibetan Lamas.JPG
The 1924 Mallory / Irvine expedition to Everest was largely financed by John Noel’s silent film Epic of Everest. Screenings were preceded by musical and dance performances from six “dancing lamas” (in fact one lama and five monks) who had been…

China, in a series of views (entrance to the Temple).JPG
China, in a series of views, displaying the scenery, architecture, and social habits, of that ancient empire.
Allom’s very popular illustrated travel books are a late reflection of the earlier tradition of travel writing but also demonstrate its…

China, in a series of views (Great Temple interior).JPG
China, in a series of views, displaying the scenery, architecture, and social habits, of that ancient empire.
Allom’s very popular illustrated travel books are a late reflection of the earlier tradition of travel writing but also demonstrate its…

China, in a series of views (Temple of Buddha).JPG
China, in a series of views, displaying the scenery, architecture, and social habits, of that ancient empire.
Allom’s very popular illustrated travel books are a late reflection of the earlier tradition of travel writing but also demonstrate its…

China, in a series of views (title page).jpg
China, in a series of views, displaying the scenery, architecture, and social habits, of that ancient empire.
Allom’s very popular illustrated travel books are a late reflection of the earlier tradition of travel writing but also demonstrate its…

JPII Encountering Buddhist Asia 012.JPG
Elizabeth Bisland, The Life and Letters of Lafcadio Hearn (London / Boston 1911 [first ed. 1906]). Brought up in Dublin, Hearn (1850 – 1904) became a freethinker (atheist) and Buddhist sympathiser in America as well as crossing “race lines” by…

La vie de Saint François Xavier (map).JPG
The pioneer Jesuit missionary Francis Xavier’s travels took him to much of maritime South and East Asia, including Ceylon and Japan. The cult of Xavier in Ireland has involved widespread distribution of hagiographies and biographies. Bouhours’…

An Irish English Primer (title page).JPG
Aesop’s fables are part of a pan-Eurasian folklore tradition shared with the Jataka tales of the Buddha’s previous lives: tales such as “The fox and the crow” appear in Aesop with one moral and in the Jatakas with a very different…

An Irish English Primer (fables).JPG
Irish-English primer together with a few of Aesop’s fables, in Irish and English.
Aesop’s fables are part of a pan-Eurasian folklore tradition shared with the Jataka tales of the Buddha’s previous lives: tales such as “The fox and the…

An Irish English Primer (map of the world).JPG
Aesop’s fables are part of a pan-Eurasian folklore tradition shared with the Jataka tales of the Buddha’s previous lives: tales such as “The fox and the crow” appear in Aesop with one moral and in the Jatakas with a very different…
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