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by Michael Harlin,Dorje Yudon Yuthok

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ISBN: 0937938785
Author: Michael Harlin,Dorje Yudon Yuthok
Language: English
Publisher: Snow Lion Publications (1990)
Pages: 344
Category: World
Subcategory: History
Rating: 4.6
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Yuthok, Dorje Yudon, 1912-; Harlin, Michael. Yuthok, Dorje Yudon, 1912-. USA : Snow Lion Publications.

And yet neither Dorje Yudon Yuthok, who has become a significant benefactress to her people in exile, nor . She speaks in particular of a very ancient statue of the goddess Tara, exquisitely fashioned of copper, bronze, and gold, to whom she always used to pray.

And yet neither Dorje Yudon Yuthok, who has become a significant benefactress to her people in exile, nor His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibet, would call the Chinese the enemy ; nor would they extend that epithet to the rest of us for our historical lack of support, even as Tibetans continue to sustain and survive unimaginable loss within their. country and in exile. She would never know what happened to it, and the rest of her family’s religious treasures.

She moved in the highest government circles-both her father and her husband were cabinet ministers, and her brother served as prime minister. Yet her outlook on life is grounded in the Buddhist practice she learned as a close disciple of well-known lamas and spiritual teachers. 0 people like this topic

House of the Turquoise Roof. By Dorje Yudon Yuthok. Snow Lion Publications, 1990.

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I am about to read a book called House of the Turquoise Roof, written by a Tibetan I knew named Dorje Yudon Yuthok. As a young woman growing up in Tibet before the Chinese, Yuthok gives a picture of what Tibetan life was like in the early part of the 20th century.

'...rich in vignettes of the quotidian life of Tibetan aristocrats before the Chinese invasion...deftly conveys the immediacy of her experience to readers.--The Journal of Asian Studies

Comments:

Renthadral
An excellent and educational read. I suggest anyone preparing to read this book first do a little studying on the Tibetan government for this time period to better understand some of the activities that take place. Dorje's description of faith pilgrimages, and life as a woman of high standing in Tibetan culture is beautiful. She touches on the significance of the clothing and jewelry as well. In light of world politics today, it enlightens ones' understanding of just what it is that refugees must endure and go through. One astounding thing was how kind the Tibet population is and the fact that they still to this day would rather negotiate with the Chinese is thought provoking.
Gindian
This book paints a vivid portrait of life in a now vanished world. Tibet was so isolated that it is difficult to bear in mind that the lives written about took place in the 20th century and that the author (is she still alive now?) lived in New York City in the '80s.
It does, however, give a clear picture of the Tibetan character; away from the extreme feelings many people seem to have about Tibetans.
The author, for example, writes that her parents' marriage failed due to adultery, her own marriage later ended because of adultery, once again.
Yet, when a married man suggests they have an affair, she readily accepts.
We are not talking about uneducated peasants here but a woman who had lived through the damage caused by sexual misconduct (to give it its buddhist name) and who herself studied Buddhism with a lama.
Could she not feel empathy for the cheated wife who was suffering because of her liaison with this woman's husband?
I am glad though that she talked about this episode because it shows an aspect of the Tibetan character that Tibetophiles are quick to ignore.
All in all, an interesting book but the author could have talked more about the political situation at the time.
Debeme
"House of the Turquoise Roof" is a fascinating look into Old Tibet. Customs and religious rituals are described and explained in a detail that provides a clear picture of life as it was for the Tibetan upper class families. The author is a keen observer, and in spite of the difficulties that were encountered in the book's creation, has still given a story well worth reading.
Even the author's perspective, clearly influenced by the customs and manners she describes, serves to reinforce the picture that she paints. While the casual reader may find the lengthy and often similar Tibetan names to be confusing, the story in itself somehow transcends this minor difficulty.
The reviewer only regrets that Mrs. Yuthok's associations were primarily limited to the Tibetan upper class and family servants; there is relatively little exploration of Tibetan peasant life, and in spite of Mrs. Yuthok's high family connections in government, little discussion of the political developments of the day.
Still, for overall interest, this book is more than just "good," and the reviewer recommends that you sit down with a bag of popcorn and enjoy yourself.

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