Locked away in its mountain fortress of the Himalaya, Tibet has long exercised a unique hold on the imagination of the West.
  • Shangri-La? Is it the Land of Snows? The Rooftop of the World? Asia's Watertower? A place where everyone lives in a state of Nirvana?
  • Slave State? Is it a Religious Slave State where for centuries the Lamas enslaved everyone else?
  • Chinese Vassel? Is it a horror story where the Tibetan culture has been totally destroyed by the Chinese Invaders?
  • It is none of, and perhaps all of, the above. It is somewhere in between these extremes.