Shangri-La (Paradise Under Construction)
China - 2022
An imaginary or real-life paradise?
From the Bible onwards, popular fiction has often become entangled with fact. Shangri-La, the famous, imaginary paradise from James Hilton’s novel ‘Lost Horizon', is a case in point. Two decades ago, a Tibetan region in China, Deqin, claimed it was the original Shangri-La of legend. This rich and c…