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Author Lawless, Jill.

Title Wild east : travels in the new Mongolia / Jill Lawless
Published Toronto : ECW Press, 2000
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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
Summary 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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Subject Lawless, Jill -- Travel -- Mongolia.
Mongolia -- Description and travel.
Mongolia -- Social life and customs.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2001347311
ISBN 1554904897 (electronic bk.)
9781554904891 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Travels in the new Mongolia