Goullart, Peter 1902-
GOULLART, Peter 1902-
PERSONAL: Born June 17, 1902, in Moscow, Russia; son of Nicholas (a museum curator) and Maria (Rastorgueva) Goullart. Education: Educated privately by tutors.
ADDRESSES: Agent—c/o Author Mail, John Murray Ltd., 50 Albemarle St., London W1, England.
CAREER: Worked as cooperative expert for Chinese industrial cooperatives in China and Eastern Tibet, 1939-49; International Labour Office, Geneva, Switzerland, cooperative expert, 1952-61; writer.
MEMBER: Society of Authors.
Forgotten Kingdom, John Murray (London, England), 1955, reprinted as Forgotten Kingdom: Eight Years in Likiang, 2002.
Land of the Lamas: Adventures in Secret Tibet, Dutton (New York, NY), 1959, published as Princes of the Black Bone, John Murray (London, England), 1959.
The Monastery of Jade Mountain, John Murray (London, England), 1961.
River of the White Lily: Life in Sarawak, John Murray (London, England), 1965, reprinted, S. Abdul Majeel Publishing Division (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), 1991.
Contributor to periodicals, including Cornhill.
SIDELIGHTS: Peter Goullart fled with his mother from the Russian Revolution into China in 1919. There he learned Chinese, lived and studied among Chinese people and in Taoist monasteries, and worked as a cooperative expert in China and Tibet until the Chinese Communist takeover in 1949. Afterward he continued to travel, work, and live at intervals in Southeast Asia. Goullart's languages include English, French, Russian, Chinese, and Italian.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Goullart, Peter, The Monastery of Jade Mountain, John Murray (London, England), 1961.
Times (London, England), November 30, 1961.
Times Literary Supplement, August 2, 2002, Frances Wood, review of Forgotten Kingdom: Eight Years in Likiang, p. 26.*