William Woodville Rockhill: Scholar-diplomat of the Tibetan Highlands

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Orchid Press, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 238 pages
Once almost forgotten except in connection with the formulation of the historic "Open Door Policy" for China, William Woodville Rockhill's renown is experiencing a revival among members of a new generation interested in Tibetan culture. Rockhill was the first American to learn to read, write, and speak Tibetan fluently, and one of the first Westerners to be hosted by the Dalai Lama, conversing with the spiritual leader directly in his own language. Unlike the conventional image of a cloistered scholar. Rockhill, like many fellow Tibetologists, was happiest when on a difficult and dangerous pilgrimage.

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Contents

Philadelphia
2
Algeria New Mexico and Switzerland
8
Peking and Seoul 18841888
16
Mongolia and Tibet 18881892
40
Washington 18921897
61
Athens 18971899
76
Washington 18991900
86
Peking 19001901
107
Washington 19011905
124
Peking 19051909
139
St Petersburg 19091911
175
Constantinople 19111913
197
Mongolia Peking and Litchfield
211
End notes
221
Bibliography
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