Peter Goullart

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Peter Goullart(Russian Пётр Гуляр; viss. Transliteration Pëtr Guljar; born 1901 in Moscow, Russian Empire; died 1975 in Singapore[1]) was a Russian-born traveler, explorer, and author

Peter Goullart came from a well-off family. After the Bolshevik October Revolution, he fled to China and settled in Shanghai. He lived in southwest China for a long time. After the 1949 revolution, he had to flee China and he settled in Singapore, where he later published most of his works (all in English). Goullart is best known for books describing the lives and customs of various peoples living in remote parts of East and Southeast Asia. He has never been married.


  • Report on the industrial cooperatives of Likiang, Yunnan,. 1945.
  • Forgotten Kingdom. J. Murray, 1955 Text (1957).
  • Princes of the Black Bone. Life on the Tibetan Borderlands. J. Murray, 1959 (published in the USA under the title: Land of the lamas: Adventures in secret Tibet, Dutton, 1959).
engl. Trans.: Die schwarzen Lolo : zwischen Tibet und China. Translated from the English by Kurt Wagenseil. – Munich: List 1962.
  • The Monastery of Jade Mountain. J. Murray, 1961.
  • River of the White Lily: Life in Sarawak (Malaysian heritage series), J. Murray, 1965.

See also

  • Yi (Lolo)
  • Joseph Rock

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References and footnotes

  1. Life data according to: Гуляр, Петр – Забытое королевство