1 August 2009

Unearthing the Gobi’s hidden treasures

2019-07-12T02:11:16+08:00August 1st, 2009|events, media attention, new books|0 Comments

Read on for a rare Indiana Jones style story which has been picked up by the BBC... Danzan Ravjaa (1803-1856), the Fifth Noyon Incarnate Lama of the Gobi Desert, is perhaps Mongolia's most beloved saint. The Fourth had caused so many scandals that the Manchu Emperor of the day banned his reincarnation. Consequently, when the young child was enthroned as [...]

26 April 2009

Tibetan tales: the making of a novel

2016-11-24T01:14:48+08:00April 26th, 2009|authors, new books|1 Comment

Hong Kong movie star Francis Ng Chun-yu (吳鎮宇) is more than an award-winning actor… he’s also a director, scriptwriter and now the author of Tibetan fairy tale Pelma’s Tears. What led city-born Francis to write about people and events on the far-off Tibetan plateau? The idea came to him when a visit to monasteries and orphanages in the region was [...]