My Journey to Lhasa Setting & Symbolism

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Tibet

The Asian country bordered by China, India and Nepal through which David-Neel travels. At the time of this book, Tibet has recently gained its independence from China.

Lhasa

The capital city of Tibet and the ultimate goal of David-Neel's journey. It is a busy city, and the home of the independent Tibetan government. Lhasa is also the spiritual capital of the country, and is the location of the Potala, the palace of the Dalai Lama

The Potala

The traditional palace of the Dalai Lama built on a high hill in Lhasa. The Potala contains many apartments and temples within it, and is largely open to visitors.

China

The former ruling country of Tibet and its largest neighboring country. China still holds influence in the outer regions of Tibet at the time of David-Neel's visit, and she describes many Tibetans as preferring their lives under the Chinese to...

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