Audio Recording Interview H0000: with Setrong, Wangye [tib. gser grong dbang rgyal], (China, May 1993)

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Title
Interview H0000: with Setrong, Wangye [tib. gser grong dbang rgyal], (China, May 1993)
Contributor Names
Goldstein, Melvyn (interviewers)
Tsering, Tashi (interviewers)
Goldstein, Melvyn (editor)
Setrong, Wangye [tib. gser grong dbang rgyal] -- b. circa 1920 (interviewee)
Created / Published
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.
Subject Headings
-  Political History Collection
Notes
-  China (place of recording)
-  The interview was conducted and recorded in Tibetan and translated into English. (contents)
-  Interview in Tibetan.
-  This document is part of the Political History Collection of the Tibetan Oral History and Archive Project, edited by Melvyn Goldstein, and published by the Center for Research on Tibet, Department of Anthropology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.
-  male (gender)
Form
sound recording
Extent
7 text files.
7 digital audio files.
Part 1: 94 min 27 s
Part 2: 95 min 22 s
Part 3: 67 min 8 s
Part 4: 94 min 21 s
Part 5: 29 min 46 s
Part 6: 124 min 17 s
Part 7: 88 min 21 s
Language
Tibetan
Online Format
audio
online text
pdf
Description
Part 1: Setrong Wangye was a member of a rich shungyupa (government taxpayer family [tib. gshung rgyugs pa]) in Tülung [tib. stod lung] district. His family had large land holdings with its own miser [tib. mi ser] or bound peasants/serfs and also held the position of Gyatso gembo [tib. rgya mtsho rgan po] for the district. In this interview he talks about his life in the old society, as well as about the People's Association, Alo Chöndze, and about his family's decision to implement "trial" land reforms on his land in 1956-57. Part 2: Setrong Wangye was a member of a rich shungyupa (government taxpayer) family [tib. gshung rgyugs pa]) in Tülung [tib. stod lung] district. His family had large land holdings with its own miser [tib. mi ser] or bound peasants/serfs and also held the position of Gyatso gembo [tib. rgya mtsho rgan po] for the district. In this interview he discusses land and taxes in the old society and his own family's estate and serfs. He also discusses his implementation of trial land reforms in 1956 and the Chinese decision to postpone the start of democratic land reforms in Tibet. Part 3: Setrong Wangye was a member of a rich shungyupa (government taxpayer) family [tib. gshung rgyugs pa]) in Tülung [tib. stod lung] district. His family had large land holdings with its own miser [tib. mi ser] and also held the position of Gyatso gembo [tib. rgya mtsho rgan po] for the district. The interviewee discusses how he divided his land and farming implements among his bound peasants/serfs (tib. miser). He describes his perspective on the land reforms that were postponed by the Chinese government. He also discussed why for his own safety he had to move to take a new job in Beijing. He finishes the interview with an excellent discussion of the estate and taxation system in traditional Tibet. Part 4: Setrong Wangye was a member of a rich shungyupa (government taxpayer) family [tib. gshung rgyugs pa]) in Tülung [tib. stod lung] district. His family had large land holdings with its own miser [tib. mi ser] or bound peasants/serfs and also held the position of Gyatso gembo [tib. rgya mtsho rgan po] for the district. He discusses pastoral nomad policies and practices as well as taxes. He details how the gangdro tax was done and how government taxpayer families had to work for the government to transport grain from Tsang Province to Lhasa. He also describes the duties of the local official called Gyatso gembo, and he talks about the practice of sending a soldier to the government as a corvée tax. He then discusses a land dispute and irrigation practices. Part 5: Setrong Wangye was a member of a rich shungyupa (government taxpayer) family [tib. gshung rgyugs pa]) in Tülung [tib. stod lung] district. His family had large land holdings with its own miser [tib. mi ser] or bound peasants/serfs and also held the position of Gyatso gembo [tib. rgya mtsho rgan po] for the district. He discusses taxes and an interesting law case between the miser and the district head [tib. rdzong dpon] concerning harvesting Dechen district's fields including how the case was settled in Lhasa. He also details the duties of the district's tsodrag [tib. gtso drag] and dingpön officials and discusses Lungshar's reinvestigation of land and taxes. Part 6: Setrong Wangye was a member of a rich shungyupa (government taxpayer) family [tib. gshung rgyugs pa]) in Tülung [tib. stod lung] district. His family had large land holdings with its own miser [tib. mi ser] or bound peasants/serfs and also held the position of Gyatso gembo [tib. rgya mtsho rgan po] for the district. He discusses the Lhasa People's Association as well as an excellent discussion of the traditional system of land and taxes with respect to the aristocratic and religious estates and their bound peasants in the old society, including examples of law cases. Part 7: Setrong Wangye was a member of a rich shungyupa (government taxpayer) family [tib. gshung rgyugs pa]) in Tülung (tib. stod lung) district. His family had large land holdings with its own miser [tib. mi ser] or bound peasants and also held the position of Gyatso gembo [tib. rgya mtsho rgan po] for the district. He discusses a lawsuit involving the transportation of government grain. He details his agricultural practices and the division of his lands and implements when he did trial land reforms. sound recording | 7 text files. | 7 digital audio files. | Part 1: 94 min 27 s | Part 2: 95 min 22 s | Part 3: 67 min 8 s | Part 4: 94 min 21 s | Part 5: 29 min 46 s | Part 6: 124 min 17 s | Part 7: 88 min 21 s | China (Place Of Recording). The interview was conducted and recorded in Tibetan and translated into English. (Contents). Interview in Tibetan. This document is part of the Political History Collection of the Tibetan Oral History and Archive Project, edited by Melvyn Goldstein, and published by the Center for Research on Tibet, Department of Anthropology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. male (Gender). Sound Recording (Form).
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Goldstein, Melvyn, Tashi Tsering, Melvyn Goldstein, and Wangye Tib. Gser Grong Dbang Rgyal Setrong. Interview H: with Setrong, Wangye tib. gser grong dbang rgyal, China, May 1993. Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, 1993. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/tohap.H0000/.

APA citation style:

Goldstein, M., Tsering, T., Goldstein, M. & Setrong, W. T. G. G. D. R. (1993) Interview H: with Setrong, Wangye tib. gser grong dbang rgyal, China, May 1993. Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/tohap.H0000/.

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Goldstein, Melvyn, et al. Interview H: with Setrong, Wangye tib. gser grong dbang rgyal, China, May 1993. Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, 1993. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/tohap.H0000/>.

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