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    Interview H0058: with Dündül [Tib. bdud 'dul], (India, 23 January 1994) Part 1: Dündül [Tib. bdud 'dul] was a Litangba who was sent as the bodyguard/servant/sidekick of Tsipön Namseling by Andrutsang Gombo Tashi. In this interview, he talks about Litang in the early years and then the early period of Chushigandru in Lhasa, including their "demonstration" in Lhasa in 1957. He also discusses Namseling's relations with Phala, Gombo Tashi and others and his appointment to...
    • Contributor: Goldstein, Melvyn - Case Western Reserve University - Tsarong Paljor - Dündül [Ti Bdud 'dul]
    • Date: 1994-01-23
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    Interview H0059: with Sandutsang, Rinchen [Tib. sa 'du tshang, rin chen], (India, 26 August 1989) Part 1: Sandutsang, Rinchen [Tib. sa 'du tshang, rin chen] was a member of a rich Khamba trading family who shifted their base of operations to Lhasa in 1918-20. Rinchen later became a Tibetan government lay official. In this interview, he discusses mainly about Tibet's wool trade. He discusses how the three biggest traders -- Reting, Pandatsang and Sandutsang -- processed their wool into...
    • Contributor: Goldstein, Melvyn - Sandutsang, Rinchen [Ti Sa 'du Tshang, Rin Chen] - Case Western Reserve University - Paljor Tsarong
    • Date: 1989-08-26
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    Interview H0061: with Ngawang Temba [Tib. ngag dbang bstan pa], (India, 9 June 1993) Part 1: Ngawang Temba [Tib. ngag dbang bstan pa] is originally from Lhasa from the household called Tsongkhang Sarpa [“New Shop”]. He became a monk in Sera Monastery and then became a chandzö (manager), but was mainly involved in trade in northern Tibet. In this interview, he discusses how monk soldiers were sent to fight in Chamdo in 1950 and then in detail about...
    • Contributor: Goldstein, Melvyn - Case Western Reserve University - Paljor Tsarong - Ngawang Temba [Ti Ngag Dbang Bstan Pa]
    • Date: 1993-06-09
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    Interview H0062: with Namseling Jamchung Chökyi [Tib. rnam sras gling chos skyid], (India, 22 January 1994) Part 1: Namseling Jamchung [Tib. rnam sras gling] was the wife of the well-known Rimshi Namseling. In this interview, she recalls how after the 17-Point Agreement was signed her husband became depressed, and about how he took a keen interest in politics and had connections with Sambo Depön, Depön Trepala, Tsögo, and Kundeling as well as with the People's Association and the sitsab. She...
    • Contributor: Goldstein, Melvyn - Namseling Jamchung Chökyi [Ti Rnam Sras Gling Chos Skyid] - Case Western Reserve University - Paljor Tsarong
    • Date: 1994-01-22
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    Interview H0063: with Bisu Jola [Tib. spel zur jo lags], (China, September 1991) Part 1: Bisu Jola [Tib. spel zur jo lags] was a minor official (clerk) in Shigatse who played a role in the second People's Association in 1955-56 and then joined Chushigandru. In this interview, he talks about the Reform Assembly of the Tibetan Government and the role played by the monastic representatives who participated in it. He also talks about the first and second...
    • Contributor: Goldstein, Melvyn - Case Western Reserve University - Bisu Jola [Ti Spel Zur Jo Lags] - Tsering, Tashi
    • Date: 1991
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    Interview H0064: with Lobsang Panden [Tib. blo bzang dpal ldan], (India, 1993) Part 1: Lobsang Panden [Tib. blo bzang dpal ldan] was a Khamba from Litang. In this interview, he talks about the how the Chinese came to Litang and how relations deteriorated leading to the uprising in 1956 and the siege of Litang monastery. He also discusses how he was chosen by Gombo Tashi in 1956 along with 22 other young Khambas, including Litang Athar,...
    • Contributor: Goldstein, Melvyn - Case Western Reserve University - Paljor Tsarong - Lobsang Panden [Ti Blo Bzang Dpal Ldan]
    • Date: 1993
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    Interview H0065: with Narkyid, Ngawang Thöndrub [Tib. snar skyid, ngag dbang don grub], (India, 1992) Part 1: Ngawang Thöndrub [Tib. ngag dbang don grub] was a young monk official in the 1950s. In this interview, he talks about the arrival of the Chinese, the subsequent fighting and also the loss of Chamdo. He discusses the various opinions concerning the 17-Point Agreement, and Gendün Chömpel's ideas of change and development for the Tibetan system, as well as an internal oath...
    • Contributor: Goldstein, Melvyn - Case Western Reserve University - Paljor Tsarong - Narkyid, Ngawang Thöndrub [Ti Snar Skyid, Ngag Dbang Don Grub]
    • Date: 1992
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    Interview H0067: with Kündeling, Wöser Gyentsen [Tib. kun bde gling 'od zer rgyal mtshan], (India, 15 December 1992) Part 1: Kündeling Dzasa was a monk official and one of the top officials in Kündeling Labrang. In this interview, he discusses the Dalai Lama's decision to go to China and meet Mao and the PRC leadership face-to-face in 1954-55. He also discusses the Dalai Lama's further attempts at negotiating a solution with the Chinese and avoiding violence, and describes the Dalai Lama's eventual...
    • Contributor: Kündeling Wöser Gyentsen [Ti Kun Bde Gling 'od Zer Rgyal Mtshan] - Goldstein, Melvyn - Case Western Reserve University - Paljor Tsarong
    • Date: 1992-12-15
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    Interview H0069: with Shingsar Lobsang Gelek [Tib. zhing gsar blo bzang dge legs], (India, 1982) Part 1: Shingsar Lobsang Gelek [Tib. zhing gsar blo bzang dge legs] was a monk official and a staff member at Trapchi. In this interview, he talks about the fall of Kujar Künphel la and his time as a student at the Trapchi School. He describes in detail the Drongdrag Regiment's request to be discharged, the appointment of a regent after the 13th Dalai...
    • Contributor: Shingsar Lobsang Gelek [Ti Zhing Gsar Blo Bzang Dge Legs] - Goldstein, Melvyn - Rimpoche, Gelek - Case Western Reserve University
    • Date: 1982
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    Interview H0070: with Yuthok Tsering Drokar (Dogönpa Jam) [Tib. g.yu thog tshe ring sgrol dkar (rdo dgon pa lcam)], (India, 25 May 1993) Part 1: Yuthok Dogönpa [Tib. g.yu thog rdo dgon pa] is the second wife of Yuthok Sawangchemmo. In this interview, she discusses how her husband came to remain in Kalimpong representing the government, and the history of Ngabö's decision in 1950 to wait to be captured by the People's Liberation Army in Kham. Part 2: Yuthok Dogönpa [Tib. g.yu thog rdo dgon pa] is...
    • Contributor: Goldstein, Melvyn - Yuthok Tsering Drolkar (Dogönpa Jam) [Ti G.Yu Thog Tshe Ring Sgrol Dkar (Rdo Dgon Pa Lcam)] - Case Western Reserve University - Paljor Tsarong
    • Date: 1993-05-25
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    Interview H0072: with Gyentsen Phüntso [Tib. rgyal mtshan phun tshogs], (China, 1993) Part 1: Gyentsen Phüntso was an important pro-Chinese monk official in the 1950s. In this interview, he describes how he became a monk official (Tib. tsidrung) and then about his experiences in Chamdo in 1949-50 when he was on Lhalu's and Ngabö's staff and Chamdo was taken over by the Chinese. He also discusses being sent to Lhasa from Chamdo with a letter from...
    • Contributor: Goldstein, Tashi Tsering, Melvyn - Gyentsen Phüntso [Ti Rgyal Mtshan Phun Tshogs] - Case Western Reserve University - Goldstein, Melvyn
    • Date: 1993
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    Interview H0074: with Dorje Tseden [Tib. rdo rje tshe brtan], (China, May 1993) Part 1: Dorje Tseden [Tib. rdo rje tshe brtan] was a high-ranking Tibetan cadre who was originally from Qinghai. In this interview, he discusses his education and how he was sent by his school to Beijing to make connections. He discusses his work in the Nationality Administration Committee in Beijing, the preparation for signing the 17-Point Agreement and his trip to Xi'an to work...
    • Contributor: Melvyn Goldstein - Goldstein, Melvyn - Dorje Tseden [Ti Rdo Rje Tshe Brtan] - Case Western Reserve University
    • Date: 1993
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    Interview H0078: with Tara, Tenzin Chönyi [Tib. rta ra, bstan 'dzin chos nyid], (India, 1992) Part 1: Tara, Tenzin Chönyi [Tib. rta ra, bstan 'dzin chos nyid] was a monk official who worked in the Dalai Lama's Bureau Office in Beijing from 1952-5. Later, he headed the Nangmagang Office in the Dalai Lama's Secretariat. In this interview, he discusses being sent on an inspection tour of China and his experiences there. He also talks about how they were taught...
    • Contributor: Goldstein, Melvyn - Case Western Reserve University - Tsarong Paljor - Tara, Tenzin Chönyi [Ti Rta Ra, Bstan 'dzin Chos Nyid]
    • Date: 1992
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    Interview H0081: with Thubden Wangpo [Tib. thub bstan dbang po], (China, 8 July 1992) Part 1: Thubden Wangpo [Tib. thub bstan dbang po] was a monk official in the Tibetan government who went to Beijing in 1953 on a tour and remained there, entering the Central Nationalities Institute, where he taught Tibetan for decades. In this interview, he talks about his returning from Beijing to Lhasa in 1957-58 together with his Chinese students in order to give them...
    • Contributor: Goldstein, Melvyn - Thubden Wangpo [Ti Thub Bstan Dbang Po] - Case Western Reserve University - Tsering, Tashi
    • Date: 1992-07-08
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    Interview H0082: with Lhalungpa Lobsang Phüntso [Tib. lha lung pa blo bzang phun tshogs], (USA, 14 April 1994) Part 1: Lhalungpa [Tib. lha lung pa] was a well-known Tibetan who has lived in Kalimpong, India since 1947. In this phone interview, he discusses Lhalungpa's involvement with Jenkhentsisum and his trip with Lukhangwa to meet Prime Minister Nehru in Delhi. He also talks about his role in contacting Indian leaders to communicate Tibetan issues and on internal differences between the "people" [People's Association]...
    • Contributor: Goldstein, Melvyn - Case Western Reserve University - Paljor Tsarong - Lhalungpa Lobsang Phüntso [Ti Lha Lung Pa Blo Bzang Phun Tshogs]
    • Date: 1994-04-14
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    Interview H0083: with Sopal [Tib. bsod dpal], (China, 29 June 1993) Part 1: Sopal [Tib. bsod dpal] was a villager who was conscripted to come to Lhasa to be a Gardrugpa [member of the Dalai Lama's dance troupe] and then later became a Jola in the Tseja Office. In this interview, he discusses his role and experiences before and after the 1959 revolt. He begins by discussing his career as a teacher in Lhasa after...
    • Contributor: Goldstein, Melvyn - Sopal [Ti Bsod Dpal] - Case Western Reserve University - Tsering, Tashi
    • Date: 1993-06-29
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    Interview H0084: with Horkhang, Sonam Pembar [Tib. hor khang, bsod nams dpal 'bar], (China, 1992) Part 1: Horkhang [Tib. hor khang] was an aristocratic Tibetan government official. In this interview, he discusses the establishment and work of the Reform (Legjö) Office in detail and a law case in which Sera Monastery's miser on its Trapchi Estate wanted reforms. He also discusses the power divisions between three units: Chamdo, Tashilhunpo and Ü, and how aristocrats were selling estates to monasteries....
    • Contributor: Horkhang, Sonam Pembar [Ti Hor Khang, Bsod Nams Dpal 'bar] - Goldstein, Melvyn - Case Western Reserve University - Tsering, Tashi
    • Date: 1992
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    Interview H0086: with Jija, Tashi Dorje [Tib. spyi lcag, bkra shis rdo rje], (China, 27 October 1993) Part 1: Jija [Tib. spyi lcag] was a lay aristocratic official of the Tibetan government. In this interview, he discusses being the dzongpön of Powo Chödzong, his time in Chamdo and fleeing with Ngabö. He talks about how they were captured and detained in Chamdo, and how later he was sent to Lhasa with the tsidrung Jangjenlokho to deliver the report to the Kashag...
    • Contributor: Melvyn Goldstein - Goldstein, Melvyn - Jija, Tashi Dorje [Ti Spyi Lcag, Bkra Shis Rdo Rje] - Case Western Reserve University
    • Date: 1993-10-27
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    Interview H0106: with Luo Ming and Ren Jinglong, (China, 17 November 1995) Part 1: Ren Jinglong was a Vice Party Secretary in Ganzi Province at the time of the implementation of democratic reforms. In this interview, he discusses the reason for starting the reforms in 1955-56 and the mistakes that were made that led to the revolt. Luo Ming served as the director of the united front work department in Ganzi at the time of the...
    • Contributor: Goldstein, Melvyn - Ren Jinglong - Case Western Reserve University - Anonymous - Luo Ming
    • Date: 1995-11-17
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    Interview H0108: with Fan Zhizhong, (China , November 18, 1995) Part 1: Fan Zhizhong was an 18th Army Corps officer who became First Party Secretary in Ganzi in 1955. In this interview, he talks mostly about the implementation of democratic reforms in 1956 in the Tibetan areas of Sichuan Province (Kham). Part 2: Fan Zhizhong was an 18th Army Corps officer who became First Party Secretary in Ganzi in 1955. In this interview, he...
    • Contributor: Goldstein, Melvyn - Fan Zhizhong - Case Western Reserve University - Anonymous
    • Date: 1995-11-18
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    Interview H0111: with Zhang Ning, (China, March 2001) Part 1: Zhang Ning was well-schooled in China before moving to Lhasa to join the Bargor Municipal Cable Broadcast Station. In this interview, he discusses going to Lhasa in the first group to make Chuan Lian (establish revolutionary ties), the revolution, the Nationalities College, and the Cultural Revolution in detail, including the fight at the broadcast station. He was assigned to work in Aba...
    • Contributor: Goldstein, Melvyn - Zhang Ning - Case Western Reserve University - Anonymous
    • Date: 2001
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    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 H0201: with Könchok Samden [Tib. dkon mchog bsam gtan], (India, June, 1982) Part 1: Könchok Samden [Tib. dkon mchog bsam gtan] was an official of the Drigung Labrang in Tibet. In this interview, he talks about the 13th Dalai Lama's death and the close relationship between Reting, Drigung Labrang and his father. The interviewee discusses Trimön's mental illness, the Panchen Lama's return to Tibet and trade, taxes and nomad groups in the north of Tibet. In...
    • Contributor: Könchok Samden [Ti Dkon McHog Bsam Gtan] - Goldstein, Melvyn - Rimpoche, Gelek - Case Western Reserve University
    • Date: 1982
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    Interview H0202: with Taring, Jigme Sumten Wangpo Namgyal [Tib. 'phreng ring, 'jigs med sum rten dbang po rnam rgyal] and Sambo, Tenzin Thondrub [Tib. bsam pho, bstan 'dzin don grub], (India, 1982) Part 1: Taring [Tib. 'phreng ring] and Sambo [Tib. bsam pho] were important aristocratic officials in the Tibetan government. In this interview, they discuss going for training in the use of machine guns in Gyantse and about the Drongdrag Regiment and Kujar Künphel's arrest. They also discuss the mourning after the 13th Dalai Lama's death and the construction of the Trisam Bridge. Part 2:...
    • Contributor: Goldstein, Melvyn - Taring, Jigme Sumten Wangpo Namgyal [Ti 'phreng Ring, 'jigs Med Sum Rten Dbang Po Rnam Rgyal] - Case Western Reserve University - Sambo, Tenzin Thondrub [Ti Bsam Pho, Bstan 'dzin Don Grub] - Gelek Rimpoche
    • Date: 1982
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    Interview H0203: Taring, Jigme Sumten Wangpo Namgyal [Tib. 'phreng ring, 'jigs med sum rten dbang po rnam rgyal], (India, 1982) Part 1: Jigme Taring [Tib. 'jigs med 'phreng ring] was the eldest son of the half-brother of the Maharaja of Sikkim and an important aristocratic official in the Tibetan government. In this interview, he describes his life and how his father migrated from Sikkim to Tibet and was given manorial estates by the Tibetan government and how he then became a lay official. He...
    • Contributor: Goldstein, Melvyn - Taring, Jigme Sumten Wangpo Namgyal [Ti 'phreng Ring, 'jigs Med Sum Rten Dbang Po Rnam Rgyal] - Case Western Reserve University - Gelek Rimpoche
    • Date: 1982