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Stranger in Nepal & Tibet: The Adventures of a Wandering Zen Monk
By: Scott Berry

Stranger in Nepal & Tibet

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Author: Scott Berry
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9789937506151
Publication Date: 1990/2008

Product Code: 5867

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On 4 July 1900 , a young Japanese monk named Kawaguchi Ekai crossed the border from Nepal to Tibet. Already the first of his race to enter the isolated, mysterious country, he went on to become the first Japanese to reach the forbidden city of Lhasa.
Though he had mastered the Tibetan language and was able to travel in disguise, the unlikely and highly idiosyncratic explorer was otherwise woefully ill-equipped, yet somehow he overcame robbery, starvation, freezing conditions, illness and an appalling sense of direction. By the end of his remarkable journey he had gained a reputation as a doctor, studied at the ancient university of Sera and met the Dalai Lama himself, while keeping his identity secret for over a year.

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