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FORGOTTEN KINGDOM
 byPeter Goullartwith 16 pages of platesLondon 1957READERS UNION • JOHN MURRAY1
 
This book is dedicated to
DR JOSEPH F. ROCK 
This RU edition was produced in 1957 for sale to its members only by Readers Union Ltdat 38 William IV Street, Charing Cross, London W.C.2, and at Letchworth Garden City,Hertfordshire, Full details of membership may be obtained from our London address.This edition has been reset in 11 point Fournier type, leaded, printed and bound at theAldine Press, Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire. The book was first published byJohn Murray (Publishers) Ltd.
CONTENTS
 ITHE CARAVAN JOURNEY TO LIKIANGIILIKIANGIIITHE MARKET AND WINE-SHOPS OF LIKIANGIVFURTHER AFIELDVTHE START OF THE CO-OPERATIVESVIMEDICAL WORVIITHE NAKHISVIIITHE TIBETANSIXTHE BOA, THE LOLOS AND THE MINKIAXTHE LAMASERIESXIPOLTERGEISTSXIISUICIDES AND DTOMBA CEREMONIESXIIIMARRIAGESXIVSOME LIKIANG FESTIVALSXVMUSIC, ART AND LEISURE AMONG THE NAKHIXVIPROGRESSXVIIHOKING BRIGANDXVIIITHE LAST OF LIKIANGMy grateful acknowledgment is due to Dr Heinz Breitkreuz for his kind permission inallowing me to reproduce the photographs contained in this book.
ILLUSTRATIONS
1.The author leaving on a tour of inspection2.Hokuoto: a typical mountain Nakhi peasant2
 
3.Akounya. A Minkia girl4.Likiang. Author's house5.View of Mount Satseto6.Mme Lee at her shop7.Caravan from Hsiakwan to Likiang8.A Tibetan buying pottery9.Likiang street scene10.A Tibetan at Likiang Market11.A Hsiangchen Tibetan woman shopping12.Ahouha—one of the pangchinmei (girls) of Likiang13.Likiang market square14.Likiang Park 15.The Yangtze River at the Copper Mining Cooperative16.The Yangtze River entering Atsanko gorge17.Yuenfoungsze Lamasery. Lama dance18.The Yuenfoungsze. Lamasery sacred orchestra19.Yuenfoungsze Lamasery20.Yuenfoungsze Lamasery. The venerable lama21.Shangri Moupo Lamasery. Senior lamas with the lama Manager 22.Wuhan with his first-born son, old mother, and wife —all formally dressed23.Mme Lee's husband and grandson24.Old Nakhi villagers, formally attired25.The main street of Likiang with some Khamba Tibetans26.Leather-tanning and Shoe-making Co-operative27.Wool-spinning Co-operative28.Path inside Atsanko gorge where the Yangtze River flows29.A view of Likiang plain and Shwowo village
INTRODUCTION
 I was born in Russia more than fifty years ago. The upheavals, which have swept theworld since the beginning of this century, caught me at an early age, and so sudden andviolent were the changes that I can never think of my life as one connected and orderly process but only as a series of lives with little to connect them. Yet the years have notdimmed the recollections of my boyhood. My father died when I was two years old, andas the only child I became the centre of my mother's devotion. She was a wonderfullyintelligent and sensitive woman, deeply interested in literature, music and the beauty of nature. I always felt that she was somewhat isolated from her many relatives, becausenone of them could equal her in intelligence, understanding or the breadth of her views.She wrote poetry and painted: she was psychic, and all this drew her and, eventually,myself away from the other members of the family. Among her circle of friends weremany of the outstanding scientists and philosophers of her time, and this may have hadsomething to do with the method of my education which others considered peculiar andwhich was undertaken by a series of private tutors, including a philosopher and a3

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