Origins of Tibetan culture = Xizhang wen hua de gu shi

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Published by Asiapac Books in Singapore .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Tales -- China -- Tibet -- Comic books, strips, etc.,
  • Folk literature, Tibetan -- Comic books, strips, etc.,
  • Tibet (China) -- Social life and customs -- Comic books, strips, etc.,
  • Tibet (China) -- Civilization -- Comic books, strips, etc.

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Other titlesXizhang wen hua de gu shi
Statementillustrated by Feng Ge ; translated by Geraldine Goh.
GenreComic books, strips, etc.
SeriesAsiapac comic, Asiapac comic series
ContributionsFeng, Ge, 1973-, Goh, Geraldine.
The Physical Object
Pagination148 p. :
Number of Pages148
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23002588M
ISBN 109812293140
OCLC/WorldCa52408218

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