Collection Items

  • Audio Recording
    Interview H0117: with Trindor [Tib. 'phrin rdor], (China, 1992) Part 1: Trindor [Tib. 'phrin rdor] was from a Lhasa middle class family. In this interview, he discusses what happened to him during and after the 1959 Lhasa revolt. He describes how he was classified as non-involved in the revolt and then was sent to work at the Ngachen Power Plant construction project. He also talks about how in 1961, he was sent to...
    • Contributor: Melvyn Goldstein - Goldstein, Melvyn - Trindor [Ti 'phrin Rdor] - Case Western Reserve University
    • Date: 1992
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    Interview OR0001: with Anon.0001, (China, August 2000) Part 1: The subject was a treba villager from Chugong in Düjung Dzong. In this interview, he talks about being sent to join the Gadang Regiment of the Tibetan Army at age sixteen to fulfill a corvée tax obligation. He discusses his life there in detail. After the revolt failed in March 1959, he discusses how his Shigatse Regiment surrendered, and how he was...
    • Contributor: Goldstein, Melvyn - Anon - Case Western Reserve University - Jiao, Ben
    • Date: 2000
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    Interview OR0004: with Anon.0004, (China, August 2, 2000) Part 1: The subject was the illegitimate son of a trenyog woman in Panam County (in Tsang) who became a monk and then a communist activist/official. In this interview, he discusses how he entered Shalu Monastery as a monk at age seven and how he had to work for his gegen. After the Tibetan revolt of 1959, political education sessions were held in his...
    • Contributor: Goldstein, Ben Jiao, Melvyn - Anon - Case Western Reserve University - Goldstein, Melvyn
    • Date: 2000-08-02
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    Interview OR0005: with Anon.0005, (China, 1998) Part 1: The subject was a miser who belonged to the Lhalu aristocratic family and then became an estate manager for Lhalu. In this interview, he discusses his education at a school run by the Epa Clerk of the Tibetan government in Lhasa, and how afterwards, he became the shidü of Lhalu's Kongpo Garchag Shiga. He describes the estate's management during this time, including...
    • Contributor: Goldstein, Melvyn - Anon - Case Western Reserve University - Jiao, Ben
    • Date: 1998
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    Interview OR0006: with Anon.0006, (China, 4 August 2000) Part 1: The subject was born to a poor düjung family in Panam County [dzong] in Tsang. In this interview, he describes his life during this time, including the obligations he had to fulfill for his lord and how his father earned income through hunting. He describes, in detail, a brief stint in jail in Shigatse during the old society, talks about his mibo...
    • Contributor: Goldstein, Melvyn - Anon - Case Western Reserve University - Jiao, Ben
    • Date: 2000-08-04
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    Interview OR0007: with Anon.0007, (China, 2000) Part 1: The subject was born in the old society to a very poor family. In this interview, she discusses how her mother's family ran away from their heavy corvée taxes, and how a few years before 1959, when she was seven or eight years old, their whereabouts were discovered [by the lord] and she had to go to serve at her mother's lord's...
    • Contributor: Melvyn Goldstein - Goldstein, Melvyn - Anon - Case Western Reserve University
    • Date: 2000
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    Interview OR0012: with A1, A2, and A3, (China, August 2000) Part 1: Tnterviewee [A1] was born in Shangtö Milung in Tsang to a treba family. When she was about sixteen years old, she began working as a maid-servant for the Sogang aristocratic family [the lord of Sogang]. At nineteen, the interviewee [A1] was sent to Lhasa to work as a maid-servant to the family of a lord. After giving birth to her daughter, she...
    • Contributor: Gyatso - [A3] - Goldstein, Melvyn - [A4] - [A1] - Case Western Reserve University
    • Date: 2000
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    Interview OR0013: with Anon.0013, (China, August 2000) Part 1: The subject was born in the village of Kepa during the old society to a family of shungyuba. In this interview, she discusses having to separate from her family when her brother took a wife, and how she then had a difficult time subsisting. She talks about the improvement in her life after democratic reforms and describes working for the Mutual Aid...
    • Contributor: Goldstein, Melvyn - Anon - Case Western Reserve University - Jiao, Ben
    • Date: 2000
  • Audio Recording
    Interview OR0016: with Anon.0016, (China, August 2000) Part 1: The subject was from a poor, landless family in the old society. At the age of eleven [1957], her family sent her to be the servant of a butcher in her area and she did not return until 1961, two years after the democratic reforms began. In this interview, she talks about the difficulties of her early life under the old system,...
    • Contributor: Goldstein, Melvyn - Anon - Case Western Reserve University - Jiao, Ben
    • Date: 2000
  • Audio Recording
    Interview OR0019: with Anon.0019, (China, 2000) Part 1: The subject was from a middle income shungyuba treba household in Düjung County that had large land holdings and was classified as middle class status during the democratic reforms. In this interview, he discuses how as a youth he spent several years studying reading and writing with a relative in Gyantse and how at age 16, he began conducting business, hiring out...
    • Contributor: Goldstein, Melvyn - Anon - Case Western Reserve University - Jiao, Ben
    • Date: 2000
  • Audio Recording
    Interview OR0040: with Anon.0040, (China, 2000) Part 1: The subject was born into a treba family whose lord was Phorongkha, the famous lama from Sera Monastery. His mother passed away when he was three and he travelled everywhere with his father who was in the army. In this interview, he describes how, after his father died when he was 13 years old, he had a very hard time working to...
    • Contributor: Goldstein, Melvyn - Anon - Case Western Reserve University - Gyatso
    • Date: 2000
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    Interview OR0041: with Anon.0041.01, (China, 2000) Part 1: The subject was from a treba household and worked as a servant. In this interview, she describes in great detail the differences between the rich farmers, middle farmers, treba, ula, nangsen and trenyog, and their conditions. She discusses how she was sent as an ula laborer to build roads when the Dalai Lama came back from Yadong. She tells, in detail, how...
    • Contributor: Goldstein, Melvyn - Anon..01 - Case Western Reserve University - Gyatso
    • Date: 2000
  • Audio Recording
    Interview OR0042: with Anon.0042, (China, 2000) Part 1: The subject was born in Samye and became a servant as a young boy for his lord. In this interview, he discusses how he later worked as a muleteer, during which time he made several trips to India and Kham, and he describes in detail his experiences as a muleteer. He also talks about his work as a donkey herder for the...
    • Contributor: Interviewee's Son - Interviewee's Wife - Gyatso - Goldstein, Melvyn - Anon - Case Western Reserve University
    • Date: 2000
  • Audio Recording
    Interview OR0044: with Anon.0044, (China, 2000) Part 1: The subject was born into a treba household and tended cows as a child. In this interview, he discusses how he later became a monk in the Mojog monastery at the age of 16 and describes his monastic life. He talks about how the reforms affected him and how he became a middle class farmer. In 1966, he became an activist and...
    • Contributor: Goldstein, Melvyn - Anon - Case Western Reserve University - Gyatso
    • Date: 2000
  • Audio Recording
    Interview OR0070: with Anon.0070, (China, 2001) Part 1: The subject was born into a very poor trepa family in Lhoka as an illegitimate child. In this interview, he discusses being sent at the age of seven by his mother to Gongkar Chöde Monastery to become a monk. He discusses how he ran away from the monaster repeatedly and was frequently beaten by his teacher. After he finally left for good...
    • Contributor: Goldstein, Melvyn - Case Western Reserve University - Anon.70 - Gyatso
    • Date: 2001
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    Interview OR0072: with Anon.0072, (China, 2000) Part 1: The subject was born into a family that belonged to Sera Monastery's Samlo Khamtsen. In this interview, he discusses how he became a child monk at age 8, but ran away at age 12, and how he then served an old woman and became a monk in Ganden Monastery. He explains how he was then captured by his family and returned to...
    • Contributor: Goldstein, Melvyn - Anon - Case Western Reserve University - Gyatso
    • Date: 2000
  • Audio Recording
    Interview OR0075: with Anon.0075, (China, 2000) Part 1: The subject [A] was born in a treba household in Tsöna that belonged to the Ragashag aristocratic family. In this interview, he talks about how his parents couldn't pay their heavy taxes so they fled to the Mönpa area in India for a year. He discusses the local Mönpa custom of poisoning people and how he returned home when his mother got...
    • Contributor: Anon. [a] - Goldstein, Melvyn - Case Western Reserve University - Anon.75 [A1] - Gyatso
    • Date: 2000
  • Audio Recording
    Interview OR0268: with Anon.0268, (China, 2002) Part 1: The subject was born in Lhasa and as a child worked as a servant for the Lama Gyüpa monastery. He then became a carpenter. In this interview, he talks about the Association of Carpenters and Masons and how it operated, as well as the size of Lhasa in the old society, and its markets and life. He discusses his feelings when he...
    • Contributor: Goldstein, Melvyn - Anon - Case Western Reserve University - Thöndrub
    • Date: 2002