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The Resource Across many mountains : a Tibetan family's epic journey from oppression to freedom, Yangzom Brauen ; translated by Katy Derbyshire

Across many mountains : a Tibetan family's epic journey from oppression to freedom, Yangzom Brauen ; translated by Katy Derbyshire

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Across many mountains : a Tibetan family's epic journey from oppression to freedom
Title
Across many mountains
Title remainder
a Tibetan family's epic journey from oppression to freedom
Statement of responsibility
Yangzom Brauen ; translated by Katy Derbyshire
Title variation
Across many mountains
Title variation remainder
a Tibetan familys epic journey from oppression to freedom
Creator
Contributor
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A memoir and portrait of three generations of Tibetan women whose lives are forever changed when Chairman Mao's Red Army crushes Tibetan independence. Kunsang, one of the Tibet's youngest Buddhist nuns, grew up in a remote mountain village where, as a teenager, she entered the local nunnery. She married a monk, had two children, and lived in peace and prayer. But not for long. Chinese soldiers invaded Tibet in 1950 and arrived at her mountain monastery, destroying everything in their path. Kunsang and her family fled across the treachous snowy Himalayas only to spend years in Indian refugee camps. She lost both her husband and her youngest child on that journey. Martin Brauen, a cultured young Swiss man, arrived in the refugee camps and instantly fell in love with Kunsang's young daughter, Sonam, eventually winning her heart and hand. He took mother and daughter with him to Switzerland, where Yangzom was born. In rescuing the story of her now 90-year-old inspirational grandmother and her mother, Yangzom Brauen has given us a book full of love, courage, and triumph,as well as allowing us a rare and vivid glimpse of life in rural Tibet before the arrival of the Chinese. Most importantly, though, this story is a testament to three strong, determined women who are linked by an unbreakable family bond
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Summary
Shares the stories of three generations of Tibetan women whose lives have been transformed by the Red Army occupation, recounting how the author's Tibetan nun grandmother fled the 1950 invasion before finding security in Switzerland
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
collective biography
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10014856
Cataloging source
DLC
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1980-
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Brauen, Yangzom
Dewey number
  • 305.895/410494092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS786
LC item number
.B715 2011
Literary form
non fiction
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Derbyshire, Katy
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True
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  • Brauen, Yangzom
  • Brauen, Yangzom
  • Tibet Autonomous Region (China)
  • Refugees, Tibetan
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Grandmothers
  • Immigrants
  • Switzerland
  • Tibet Autonomous Region (China)
  • Tibet Autonomous Region (China)
Target audience
adult
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a Tibetan family's epic journey from oppression to freedom
Label
Across many mountains : a Tibetan family's epic journey from oppression to freedom, Yangzom Brauen ; translated by Katy Derbyshire
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Control code
ocn707969311
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
306 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780312600136
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2011024755
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), map
System control number
(OCoLC)707969311
Label
Across many mountains : a Tibetan family's epic journey from oppression to freedom, Yangzom Brauen ; translated by Katy Derbyshire
Publication
Note
Includes index
Control code
ocn707969311
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
306 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780312600136
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2011024755
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), map
System control number
(OCoLC)707969311

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