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    Interview H0029: with Abo Rabgye [Tib. a pho rab rgyas], (India, 29 August 1992) Part 1: Abo Rabgye [Tib. a pho rab rgyas] was a Khamba from Markham who was a tsondzin in Chushigandru. In this interview, he discusses his family and life in the old society and then the Chinese reforms and the Khamba revolt. He discusses the origin, structure, officers and the early meetings of Chushigandru. He also discusses his trip to Drigutang, the battle at...
    • Contributor: Goldstein, Melvyn - Case Western Reserve University - Tsarong Paljor - Abo Rabgye [Ti a Pho Rab Rgyas]
    • Date: 1992-08-29
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    Interview H0030: with Phu Gyagpa [Tib. bu rgyag pa], (India, 1991) Part 1: Phu Gyagpa [Tib. bu rgyag pa] was from a rich manager/trader family originally from the Chamdo area. In this interview, he first discusses his father's role as the acting Dzongpön (District head) of Lhari Dzong and how they settled in Metro Rinchenling managing an estate. He also describes the arrival of the People's Liberation Army and Chinese programs such as road building....
    • Contributor: Phu Gyagpa [Ti Bu Rgyag Pa] - Goldstein, Melvyn - Case Western Reserve University - Paljor Tsarong
    • Date: 1991
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    Interview H0031: with Dombor, Ngawang Rigdrol [Tib. gdong por, ngag dbang rigs grol], (India, 1991) Part 1: Ngawang Rigdrol [Tib. ngag dbang rigs grol] was a monk official who served as a tsendrön. He was from the Dombor monk household [Tib. shag tshang], and a relative of his had been a katsab. In this interview, Ngawang Rigdrol discusses some of the events that took place on March 10, 1959 when Kalön Liushar, Shasur and Surkhang were entering Norbulinga, and...
    • Contributor: Goldstein, Melvyn - Dombor, Ngawang Rigdrol [Ti Gdong Por, Ngag Dbang Rigs Grol] - Case Western Reserve University - Paljor Tsarong
    • Date: 1991
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    Interview H0032: with Lodrö Chöndzin [Tib. blo gros chos 'dzin], (Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, China, June 1993) Part 1: Lodrö Chöndzin [Tib. blo gros chos 'dzin] was a Tibetan government official who was one of the two district heads of Shelkar District. In this interview, he discusses working as a staff officer of the Tibetan government's Military Headquarters and explains in detail the history of Tibet's Military Headquarters. He talks about working on the construction of the Dalai Lama's "new palace"...
    • Contributor: Lodrö Chöndzin [Ti Blo Gros Chos 'dzin] - Goldstein, Melvyn - Case Western Reserve University - Tsering, Tashi
    • Date: 1993
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    Interview H0033: with Phüntso Yügye [Tib. phun tshogs g.yul rgyal], (China , 22 June 1993) Part 1: Phüntso Yügye [Tib. phun tshogs g.yul rgyal] was from a miser family and was conscripted into the Dalai Lama's dance troupe. He later became a clerk in the Tseja Office. In this interview, he discusses the People's Association of 1952, the disagreements between the two sitsab and the Chinese, and the sitsabs' demotion. He details some anti-Taktra and anti-Chinese songs sung in...
    • Contributor: Phüntso Yügye [Ti Phun Tshogs G.Yul Rgyal] - Goldstein, Tashi Tsering, Melvyn - Case Western Reserve University - Goldstein, Melvyn
    • Date: 1993-06-22
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    Interview H0034: with Lobsang Panden [Tib. blo bzang dpal ldan], (India, June 1993) Part 1: Lobsang Panden [Tib. blo bzang dpal ldan] was a Khamba from Litang who fought in the uprising there and then came to Lhasa. In this interview, Lobsang Panden first discusses the Chinese arrival in Kham and Yönrupön's bravery during his surrender. He also describes going to India in 1957 as a bodyguard to the Dalai Lama and how he took a secret...
    • Contributor: Unknown - Lobsang Panden [Ti Blo Bzang Dpal Ldan] - Case Western Reserve University - Goldstein, Melvyn
    • Date: 1993
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    Interview H0035: with Thönsur Lobsang Tenzin [Tib. thon zur blo bzang bstan 'dzin], (India, 21 April 1995) Part 1: Thönsur [Tib. thon zur] was an aristocratic lay official from a branch of the Thönbo family. In this interview, he discusses how the Chinese collected food and fodder from Kongpo when they first came in 1949. He talks about being appointed as the Governor of Northern Tibet (Changji) in 1958 and his relations with the Chinese and Chushigandru. Thönsur also mentions the...
    • Contributor: Goldstein, Melvyn - Tsarong, Paljor - Thönsur Lobsang Tenzin [Ti Thon Zur Blo Bzang Bstan 'dzin] - Case Western Reserve University
    • Date: 1995-04-21
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    Interview H0036: with Changkhyim (Tregang), Thubden Tsempel [Tib. chang khyim (bkras khang), thub bstan tshe 'phel], (India, March 1992) Part 1: Changkhyim [Tib. chang khyim (bras khang)] was a monk official in the Tibetan government who was the brother of Tsipön Shakabpa (of JKTS) in Kalimpong. In this interview, Changkhyim describes his life in the old society as part of a monk-official household [Tib. shag tshang]. He talks about his work collecting taxes on commodities in Phari, his work in the Ritual Office...
    • Contributor: Goldstein, Melvyn - Case Western Reserve University - Paljor Tsarong - Changkhyim (Tregang), Thubden Tsempel [Ti Chang Khyim (Bkras Khang), Thub Bstan Tshe 'phel]
    • Date: 1992
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    Interview H0037: with Taklha, Phüntso Tashi [Tib. stag lha, phun tshogs bkra shis], (India, July 1992) Part 1: Taklha, Phüntso Tashi [Tib. stag lha, phun tshogs bkra shis] was an Amdowa who was the brother-in-law of the Dalai Lama and the Commander of the Bodyguard Regiment from 1954-59. In this interview, he discusses political talks in China and transportation issues, including Sursur Dzasa and Thubden Chömpel's trip to Delhi. He became a senampa and worked in the Foreign Office as...
    • Contributor: Goldstein, Melvyn - Case Western Reserve University - Paljor Tsarong - Taklha, Phüntso Tashi [Ti Stag Lha, Phun Tshogs Bkra Shis]
    • Date: 1992
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    Interview H0038: with Temba Söpa [Tib. bstan pa bzod pa], (India, 5 December 1993) Part 1: Temba Söpa [bstan pa bzod pa] was a monk official in the Tibetan government and was part of the monk household [Tib. shag tshang] of Kundeling Dzasa. He worked in the Standing Committee of the Legjö Legung of the Tibetan government and was part of an informal anti-Chinese organization. In this interview, he talks about working in the Standing Committee of the...
    • Contributor: Goldstein, Melvyn - Case Western Reserve University - Paljor Tsarong - Temba Söpa [Ti Bstan Pa Bzod Pa]
    • Date: 1993-12-05
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    Interview H0039: with Maya, Tsewang Gyurme [Tib. rma bya, tshe dbang 'gyur med], (India, 1991) Part 1: Maya was an aristocratic government official who was active in the anti-Chinese resistance. In this interview, Maya discusses the loss of the territories beyond the Yangtse River, the temporary treaty for that area, and the effect the losses had on the Tibetan border. He describes how the 17-Point Agreement began and the migration of Chinese into Tibet. He also discusses the role...
    • Contributor: Goldstein, Melvyn - Maya Tsewang Gyurme [Ti Rma Bya Tshe Dbang 'gyur Med] - Case Western Reserve University - Paljor Tsarong
    • Date: 1991
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    Interview H0041: with Kesang Dramdü (Kedram) [Tib. skal bzang dgra 'dul (skal dgram)], (India, 1992) Part 1: Kedram [Tib. skal dgram] was a famous gyagpön in the Trapchi Regiment. In this interview, he discusses working as a shengo in the Trapchi bodyguard soldiers for the Changji. He talks about the arrival of Taktse Rimpoche via the northern route and about detaining them. He discusses in detail his going to Tö on a Chinese-Tibetan road development inspection team. He talks...
    • Contributor: Goldstein, Melvyn - Case Western Reserve University - Paljor Tsarong - Kesang Dramdü (Kedram) [Ti Skal Bzang Dgra 'dul (Skal Dgram)]
    • Date: 1992
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    Interview H0042: with Seysey [Tib. gser gser], (India, June 1991) Part 1: Seysey [Tib. gser gser] is a Khamba who was a leader in Chushigandru. In this interview, he talks about Targye Gomba, his homeland, how Targye Gomba monastery was completely destroyed and about how they fought with the Guomindang troops with support from the Tibetan Government. He also talks about how the Khambas came up to Lhasa and started Chushigandru under the leadership...
    • Contributor: Seysey [Ti Gser Gser] - Goldstein, Melvyn - Case Western Reserve University - Paljor Tsarong
    • Date: 1991
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    Interview H0043: with Tsarong Rimshi, Dündül Namgyal [Tib. tsha rong rim bzhi, bdud 'dul rnam rgyal], (India, 1991) Part 1: Tsarong Rimshi [Tib. tsha rong rim bzhi], whose personal name was Dündül Namgyal [Tib. bdud 'dul rnam rgyal], was a well-known Western-educated Tibetan official from one of the richest and most important aristocratic families. He was the son of Tsarong Dzasa, the architect of the program of military and infrastructural modernization after the 13th Dalai Lama returned from exile in India in...
    • Contributor: Goldstein, Melvyn - Case Western Reserve University - Paljor Tsarong - Tsarong Rimshi, Dündül Namgyal [Ti Tsha Rong Rim Bzhi, Bdud 'dul Rnam Rgyal]
    • Date: 1991
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    Interview H0045: with Taring, Rinchen Drolma [Tib. 'phreng ring, rin chen sgrol ma], (Unknown, 7 July 1982) Part 1: Mrs. Taring [Tib. 'phreng ring] was a famous Tibetan aristocrat married to Taring Dzasa. In this interview, she discusses the events surrounding the murder of her father and brother and the role of Dasang Dramdrü [Tib. zla bzang dgra 'dul] in the 1911-13 period and his coming to the Tsarong family. The interviewee also discusses how she came to go to school...
    • Contributor: Goldstein, Melvyn - Case Western Reserve University - Taring, Rinchen Drolma [Ti 'phreng Ring, Rin Chen Sgrol Ma] - Gelek Rimpoche
    • Date: 1982-07-07
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    Interview H0046: with Baba Aka [Tib. 'ba' pa a dga'], (India, 6 October 1992) Part 1: Baba Aka [Tib. 'ba' pa a dga'] is a Khamba from a well-off farming family in Targye Gomba in Ganzi. In this interview, he discusses how the Chinese dealt with the people of his village and how anti-Chinese sentiments increased and various resistance movements arose. Part 2: Baba Aka [Tib. 'ba' pa a dga'] is a Khamba from a well-off farming family...
    • Contributor: Goldstein, Melvyn - Baba Aka [Ti 'ba' Pa a Dga'] - Case Western Reserve University - Paljor Tsarong
    • Date: 1992-10-06
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    Interview H0047: with Gyedong Nyila [Tib. rgyas stong snying lags], (India, 23 January 1994) Part 1: Gyedong Nyila [Tib. rgyas stong snying lags] was the wife of Amdo Gyedong Tsering (H.0026). In this interview, she talks about her husband's involvement in the Second People's Association, including going on the association's welcome delegation to Dartsedo in 1955. [Note: Nyila was basically a term of address for the wives of traders, but was also used in a manner similar to...
    • Contributor: Goldstein, Melvyn - Gyedong Nyila [Ti Rgyas Stong Snying Lags] - Case Western Reserve University - Paljor Tsarong
    • Date: 1994-01-23
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    Interview H0048: with Dorje Tsering [Tib. rdo rje tshe ring], (China, 3 November 1993) Part 1: Dorje Tsering [Tib. rdo rje tshe ring] was a Tibetan soldier. In this interview, he tells about his recruitment into the Tibetan army at age 14 as a corvée tax and about the life of a Tibetan soldier in Kham in the period 1940 through 1950. The subject also talks in detail about the Tibetan regiment in Riwoche and how he was...
    • Contributor: Goldstein, Melvyn - Benjor - Case Western Reserve University - Dorje Tsering [Ti Rdo Rje Tshe Ring]
    • Date: 1993-11-03
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    Interview H0049: with Radö Labrang Chandzö [Tib. ra stod bla brang phyag mdzod], (India, 1992) Part 1: Radö [Tib. ra stod] was from a family of serfs who became the manager [Tib. Chandzö] of the well-known Radö Rimpoche. In this interview, he discusses his life and Tibet in the 1950's starting from when the Chinese first came to Tibet in 1951. In particular, he discusses his first-hand account of the 1959 uprising in Lhasa. sound recording | 1 text...
    • Contributor: Goldstein, Melvyn - Case Western Reserve University - Paljor Tsarong - Radö Labrang Chandzö [Ti Ra Stod Bla Brang Phyag Mdzod]
    • Date: 1992
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    Interview H0050: with Dobdo Targye [Tib. ldab ldob dar rgyas], (China, July 1993) Part 1: Dobdo Targye was a Drepung monk who was a member of the Mimang Tshogpa. In this interview, he discusses the start of the Association, its leaders and the meetings they held. sound recording | 1 text file. | 1 digital audio file. | Part 1: 21 min 43 s | China (Place Of Recording). The interview was conducted and recorded in Tibetan...
    • Contributor: Goldstein, Melvyn - Case Western Reserve University - Paljor Tsarong - Dobdo Targye [Ti Ldab Ldob Dar Rgyas]
    • Date: 1993
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    Interview H0051: with Urgyen Tsering [Tib. o rgyan tshe ring], (Nepal, March 1994) Part 1: Urgyen Tsering [Tib. o rgyan tshe ring] was born a miser belonging to the Dalai Lama's family on Drongtse Estate in Gyantse. He became a servant to the Dalai Lama's mother when she went to India in 1956, after which he was told to stay in Kalimpong to assist Jenkhentsisum, which included the Dalai Lama's older brother, Gyalo Thondup. In this interview,...
    • Contributor: Goldstein, Melvyn - Urgyen Tsering [Ti O Rgyan Tshe Ring] - Case Western Reserve University - Paljor Tsarong
    • Date: 1994
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    Interview H0052: with Yuthok Dorje Yudrön [Tib. g.yu thog rdo rje g.yu sgron], (India, 1982) Part 1: Yuthok Dorje Yudrön [Tib. g.yu thog rdo rje g.yu sgron] was the sister of the late Surkhang Sawangchemmo and the first wife of Yuthok Dzasa. In this interview she discusses the problems of her father Sursur Dzasa [Tib. zur zur dza sag] and her parent's divorce which was ordered by the 13th Dalai Lama. She also comments widely on events in the...
    • Contributor: Yuthok Dorje Yudrön [Ti G.Yu Thog Rdo Rje G.Yu Sgron] - Goldstein, Melvyn - Case Western Reserve University - Gelek Rimpoche
    • Date: 1982
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    Interview H0054: with Lhamo Tsering [Tib. lha mo tshe ring], (India, 1992) Part 1: Lhamo Tsering was the secretary-aide of Gyalo Thondup and was part of the second group of Tibetans trained by the CIA in America in 1958-59. After returning to India, he came to manage much of the CIA's operation in Tibet for Gyalo Thondup. In this interview, he talks about how he and Gyalo Thondup met at the Minority University in Nanjing and...
    • Contributor: Goldstein, Melvyn - Lhamo Tsering [Ti Lha Mo Tshe Ring] - Case Western Reserve University - Paljor Tsarong
    • Date: 1992
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    Interview H0055: with Tsering Chödrön [Tib. tshe ring chos sgron], (Nepal, 7 March 3 1994) Part 1: Tsering Chödrön [Tib. tshe ring chos sgron] was the daughter of the Shölkang aristocratic family. In this interview, she talks about her late husband [Nyishaba] who worked as one of the staff officers of Lhalu and how she and other kudrak fled from Derge via Jomda to Chamdo along with some Tibetan soldiers. The subject also tells about going to Targye Gomba...
    • Contributor: Goldstein, Melvyn - Case Western Reserve University - Paljor Tsarong - Tsering Chödrön [Ti Tshe Ring Chos Sgron]
    • Date: 1994-03-03
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    Interview H0056: with Phüntso Tashi (Phundra) [Tib. phun tshogs bkra shis (phun bkra)], (China, 4 May 1993) Part 1: Phundra [Tib. phun bkra] was a Tibetan who grew up in Qinghai and became an important translator for the Chinese Communist Party in Tibet. In this interview, he talks about his schooling in the Tibetan-Mongolian School in Xining and how he became a teacher in the countryside and had a hard time earning his livelihood before 1949. He talks about serving Geshe...
    • Contributor: Goldstein, Tashi Tsering, Benjor, Melvyn - Case Western Reserve University - Phüntso Tashi (Phundra) [Ti Phun Tshogs Bkra Shis (Phun Bkra)] - Goldstein, Melvyn
    • Date: 1993-05-04