Lost Horizon & Shangri-la:  Tibet in the Popular Imagination

I. Western Stereotypes of Tibet
    A. Common Perceptions
    B. Common Misperceptions
    C. Differentiating and Self-Awareness
            1. Orientalism
                   
The Orient
                    Orientalism
                   
The Oriental
                   
Latent Orientalism
                   
Manifest Orientalism
            2. Essentialization & Exoticization
            3. Separating Fact from Fiction

II. Lost Horizon
    A. Book: James Hilton (1933
            1. Robert Coleman (Ronald Coleman) 
            2. High Lama (Sam Jaffe)
            3. Chang (H.B. Warner)

    B. Movie:  Frank Capra (1937)
            1. Historical Context:  World War II
            2. Shangri-la
            3.
Kingdom of Shambhala

    C. Lost (or found?): Shangri-la Today   
            1. Shangri-la (Yunnan, China)
            2. Shangri-la Doris Duke Home (Honolulu, HI)
            3. Hotels, PBS specials, and the Popular Imagination


III. Seven Years in Tibet

    A. Book (1952)/Film 1997)
            1. Heinrich Harrer
                    -
1938 - Eiger (Switzerland)
                    - 1939 - Nanga Parbat
                    - 1942 - Himalayas
                    - 1946 - Lhasa
 
            2. Lost Innocence?
                    - Isolated?
                    - 1949:  founding of the People's Republic of China
                    - 1950: "Liberation" of Tibet

IV. Conclusions