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Vanished Kingdoms- A Woman Explorer in Tibet, China


Photography by Frederick Wulsin and Janet Wulsin

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Published by Aperture
Photography by: Frederick Wulsin and Janet Wulsin
June, 2005
11.4 x 9.9 x 0.9 inches
1.36 kg
Hardcover: 192 pages
English
9781931788083

 

Description

In the early 1920s, the last great age of world explorers, a remarkable young woman, Janet Elliott Wulsin, set out with her husband, Frederick Wulsin, for the far reaches of China, Tibet, and Outer Mongolia to study the people, flora, and fauna of the region. Wulsin’s strenuous, eventful exploration is detailed by a text enriched with excerpts from her candid personal letters. The journey proved to be a test of the Wulsins’ endurance and of their relationship.^While in Asia, the Wulsins took many extraordinary photographs, which form the heart of this richly-produced publication. They documented tribes people and sublime desert landscapes, and, most remarkably, were allowed to photograph the interior of several of the great Tibetan Buddhist lamaseries, including Choni, Kumbum, and Labrang. Several dozen rare, hand-painted lantern slides survived and are reproduced here in splendid color.The photographs from the Wulsin Expedition, now in the collection of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, in collaboration with whom this volume is being produced, are a testament to the great spirit and success of a remarkable woman explorer.