Audio Recording Interview H0020: with Namgyel Wangdu [Tib. rnam rgyal dbang 'dus], (India, 1993)

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Title
Interview H0020: with Namgyel Wangdu [Tib. rnam rgyal dbang 'dus], (India, 1993)
Contributor Names
Paljor Tsarong (interviewer)
Goldstein, Melvyn (editor)
Namgyel Wangdu [Tib. rnam rgyal dbang 'dus] -- b. 1933 (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: 36 min 31 s
Part 2: 57 min 13 s
Part 3: 90 min 8 s
Language
Tibetan
Online Format
audio
online text
pdf
Description
Part 1: Namgyel Wangdu [Tib. rnam rgyal dbang 'dus] was a shengo in the Gyantse Regiment [Tib. nga dang dmag sgar] who was in Chamdo in 1950-51 and in Lhasa uprising in 1959. In this interview, he describes his time with the army in eastern Tibet in 1950-51 and the People's Party in Lhasa in 1952. Part 2: Namgyel Wangdu [Tib. rnam rgyal dbang 'dus] was a shengo in the Gyantse Regiment [Tib. nga dang dmag sgar] who was in Chamdo in 1950-51 and the Lhasa uprising in 1959. In this interview, he discusses putting up posters and delivering messages while working for the earlier People's Association. He talks about how the Tibetan soldiers did not accept amalgamation into the People's Liberation Army and how they submitted a petition to the Dalai Lama about this. And he discusses how he secretly took approximately 30 soldiers with their uniforms and weapons in 1959 to help train militia and joined Chushigandru in Lhoka. Additionally, he discusses the uprising in March 1959. He also discusses how he and Lobsang Yeshe returned to Lhasa when the Dalai Lama fled from Lhasa in 1959. Part 3: Namgyel Wangdu [Tib. rnam rgyal dbang 'dus] was a shengo in the Gyantse Regiment [Tib. nga dang dmag sgar] who was in Chamdo in 1950-51 and the Lhasa uprising in 1959. In this interview, he discusses the military situation in Kham in 1950, and the fighting in Denkhog and Lhodzong between the Shigatse Regiment and the People's Liberation Army. He also discusses Ngabö's journey from the battle to his eventual surrender, how the Chushigandru was set up and armed, and also the uprising and his role in it. He talks about the fighting in Lhasa, how the Sera monks came to the Potala to take arms for themselves from the government armory, how he fled from Lhasa through Phembo to Tshurpu and Jagsam in order to join Chushigandru, and then how he fought the Chinese in the Jagsam area and in Yamdro. He then discusses how he fled to India and about internal arguments while crossing a mountain pass just before the Indian border. Finally, he describes the differences between the long barrel and the short barrel 303 English Carbines, and between sten-guns and bren-guns, etc., and he comments on a few members of secret underground group, like Lobsang Yeshe and Magji Lokela. sound recording | 3 text files. | 3 digital audio files. | Part 1: 36 min 31 s | Part 2: 57 min 13 s | Part 3: 90 min 8 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 Namgyel Wangdu Tib. Rnam Rgyal Dbang 'Dus. Interview H: with Namgyel Wangdu Tib. rnam rgyal dbang 'dus, India, 1993. Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, 1993. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/tohap.H0020/.

APA citation style:

Paljor Tsarong, Goldstein, M. & Namgyel Wangdu Tib. Rnam Rgyal Dbang 'Dus. (1993) Interview H: with Namgyel Wangdu Tib. rnam rgyal dbang 'dus, India, 1993. Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/tohap.H0020/.

MLA citation style:

Paljor Tsarong, Melvyn Goldstein, and Namgyel Wangdu Tib. Rnam Rgyal Dbang 'Dus. Interview H: with Namgyel Wangdu Tib. rnam rgyal dbang 'dus, India, 1993. Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, 1993. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/tohap.H0020/>.

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