Shangri-La, Paradise Under Construction
China - 2022
An imaginary or real-life paradise?
In this essayistic travelogue, Mirka Duijn explores the history of the image of Shangri-La - the famous, imaginary paradise from James Hilton’s novel, ‘Lost Horizon’. Two decades ago, a Tibetan region in China, Deqin, claimed it was the original Shangri-La of legend. This rich and complex story fo…