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Wild east : travels in the new Mongolia

Author: Jill Lawless
Publisher: Toronto : ECW Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jill Lawless arrived in Mongolia in the late 1990s to find a country waking from centuries of isolation, at once rediscovering its heritage as a nomadic and Buddhist society and simultaneously discovering the western world. The result is a land of fascinating, bewildering contrasts: a vast country where nomadic herders graze their sheep and yaks on the steppe, it also has one of the world's highest literacy levels  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic book
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lawless, Jill.
Wild east.
Toronto : ECW Press, 2000
(DLC) 2001347311
(OCoLC)44751615
Named Person: Jill Lawless; Jill Lawless; Jill Lawless
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jill Lawless
ISBN: 9781554904891 1554904897 1282536982 9781282536982 9786612536984 6612536985
Language Note: English.
OCLC Number: 593330922
Description: 1 online resource (230 pages) : color illustrations
Contents: Front Cover; Dedication; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Stranger Than Paradise; The Outsiders; The Nomad and the Carpetbagger; Back to the Future; The School for Scandal; The Four Seasons; Young, Wild, and Free; The Adventurers; Ghost Towns; The King of the Tabloids; A Hearty Meal; A Stiff Drink; The Three Manly Sports; The Space Invaders; The Falcon and the Parrot; The Abandoned Monastery; How the Mongols Got Their Names Back; The Border; The End of the Line; About the Author; Back Cover.
Other Titles: Travels in the new Mongolia
Responsibility: Jill Lawless.

Abstract:

Jill Lawless arrived in Mongolia in the late 1990s to find a country waking from centuries of isolation, at once rediscovering its heritage as a nomadic and Buddhist society and simultaneously discovering the western world. The result is a land of fascinating, bewildering contrasts: a vast country where nomadic herders graze their sheep and yaks on the steppe, it also has one of the world's highest literacy levels and a burgeoning high-tech scene. While trendy teenagers rollerblade amid the Soviet apartment blocks of Ulaanbaatar and dance to the latest pop music in nightclubs, and the rich drive Mercedes and surf the Internet, more than half the population still lives in felt tents, scratching out a living in one of the world's harshest landscapes. This is a funny and revealing portrait of a beautiful, troubled country.
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