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Ancient futures: learning from Ladakh
Author Norberg-Hodge, Helena ; Matthiessen, Peter ; His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama (前言)=Tenzin Gyatso (fwd.)
PublisherRider Publishing
Publisher Url
LocationLondon, England, UK [倫敦, 英格蘭, 英國]
Content type書籍=Book
NotePrevious ed. i.e. 1st ed.: San Francisco : Sierra Club Books, 1991; London : Rider, 1992./ Includes bibliographical references and index.
AbstractLadakh, in the western Himalayas, is a place of few resources and an extreme climate. After centuries of living in harmony with the environment, recent trends in development and modernization threaten to disrupt traditions of ecological balance and social harmony. Examines the root causes of environmental, social, and psychological problems, and provides valuable guidelines for the future Lada?kh as well as the West.
Table of contentsPt. I: TRADITION. "Little Tibet"
-- Living with the land
-- Doctors and shamans
-- We have to live together
-- An unchoreographed dance
-- Buddhism-a way of life
-- Joie de vivre.
Pt. II: CHANGE. The coming of the West
-- People from Mars
-- Money makes the world go round
-- From Lama to engineer
-- Learning the western way
-- A pull to the center
-- A people divided.
Pt. III: LOOKING AHEAD. Nothing is black, nothing is white
-- The development hoax
-- Counter-development
-- The Ladakh project.
Epilogue: Ancient futures.
Created date2009.09.11
Modified date2014.05.20

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