Author(s): Peter Goullart
Peter Goullart describes, with immediacy and detail, his time, from 1939 to 1947, in Likiang in the idyllic southwestern province of Yunnan on the borders of Tibet. His experiences and friendships brought him into contact with Lamas, the merchants, the bandits, and the Tibetans.
'His book is a joy for all who love uninhibited life' -- Country Life 'Peter Goullart gives us the most beautiful, strange and vivid picture of this distant land' -- Observer
Peter Goullart was born in Moscow at the beginning of the twentieth century. During the Russian Revolution he escaped from Moscow with his mother through Vladivostok to Shanghai. There he learnt Chinese and at a moment of personal crisis went to study at the Taoist Monastery near Hangchow. It was during his own travels that he first penetrated to Likiang in the south-west Chinese province of Yunnan. He realised immediately that here ... was where he wished to work and live.