Audio Recording Interview H0018: with Laja Thubden Tempa [Tib. bla phyag thub bstan bstan pa], (India, May 1993)

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Title
Interview H0018: with Laja Thubden Tempa [Tib. bla phyag thub bstan bstan pa], (India, May 1993)
Contributor Names
Paljor Tsarong (interviewer)
Goldstein, Melvyn (editor)
Laja Thubden Tempa [Tib. bla phyag thub bstan bstan pa] -- b. ca. 1926 (interviewee)
Created / Published
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.
Subject Headings
-  Political History Collection
Notes
-  India (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
3 text files.
3 digital audio files.
Part 1: 92 min 15 s
Part 2: 76 min 47 s
Part 3: 51 min 36 s
Language
Tibetan
Online Format
audio
online text
pdf
Description
Part 1: Laja Thubden Tempa [Tib. bla phyag thub bstan bstan pa] worked in the Tibetan mint at Trapchi with Tsarong Dzasa, and later became a Khenjung and one of the heads of the Laja Office. In this interview, he discusses some of the major Tibetan political figures of the 1950s, as well as government operations at that time. He briefly discusses the old society, tax exemptions and the system of corvée obligations. He also describes, in detail, the Dalai Lama's trip to Yadong in 1950, the appointment of the sitsab, and the signing of the 17-Point Agreement. Finally, he discusses being a part of the Dalai Lama's entourage on his trip to China in 1954. Part 2: Laja Thubden Tempa [Tib. bla phyag thub bstan bstan pa] worked in the Tibetan mint at Trapchi with Tsarong Dzasa, and later became a Khenjung and one of the heads of the Laja Office. In this interview, he discuss the tsidrung policies of the 13th Dalai Lama and the social changes after the Chinese arrival in 1951. He details political disagreements over the National People's Congress and Tibetan currency and describes the Military Administration Committee in comparison to the Preparatory Committee for the Tibet Autonomous Region. He talks about the role of the Panchen Lama and the Dalai Lama in relation to the Chinese, Chinese propaganda and political songs, and how he worked in the Translation and Editing Section in the Tibet Autonomous Region. He also discusses this department's role under the Chinese, the interactions between Tibetans and the PLA, including policies, new PLA buildings, Lhasa's security, and an incident on the Kuru Bridge. Finally, he discusses more generally the Chinese and Tibetan diplomacy, and the attitudes of the Tibetan people at the time of the Chinese arrival. Part 3: Laja Thubden Tempa [Tib. bla phyag thub bstan bstan pa] worked in the Tibetan mint at Trapchi with Tsarong Dzasa, and later became a Khenjung and one of the heads of the Laja Office. In this interview, he discusses origin of the Panchen Lama and Tashilhunpo and the Dalai Lama's trip to India and the situation in Lhasa after his return in 1957. He participated in the March 1959 uprising in Norbulinga and describes this in detail. He also describes the joint suicide of Tseja Gyentsenla and Temajog Lobsang Nyendra. sound recording | 3 text files. | 3 digital audio files. | Part 1: 92 min 15 s | Part 2: 76 min 47 s | Part 3: 51 min 36 s | India (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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Chicago citation style:

Paljor Tsarong, Melvyn Goldstein, and Laja Thubden Tempa Tib. Bla Phyag Thub Bstan Bstan Pa. Interview H: with Laja Thubden Tempa Tib. bla phyag thub bstan bstan pa, India, May 1993. Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, 1993. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/tohap.H0018/.

APA citation style:

Paljor Tsarong, Goldstein, M. & Laja Thubden Tempa Tib. Bla Phyag Thub Bstan Bstan Pa. (1993) Interview H: with Laja Thubden Tempa Tib. bla phyag thub bstan bstan pa, India, May 1993. Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/tohap.H0018/.

MLA citation style:

Paljor Tsarong, Melvyn Goldstein, and Laja Thubden Tempa Tib. Bla Phyag Thub Bstan Bstan Pa. Interview H: with Laja Thubden Tempa Tib. bla phyag thub bstan bstan pa, India, May 1993. Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, 1993. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/tohap.H0018/>.

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