Audio Recording Interview H0023: with Shatra Rimshi Ganden Paljor [Tib. bshad sgra rim bzhi dga' ldan dpal 'byor], (India, August 21, 1981)

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Title
Interview H0023: with Shatra Rimshi Ganden Paljor [Tib. bshad sgra rim bzhi dga' ldan dpal 'byor], (India, August 21, 1981)
Contributor Names
Goldstein, Melvyn (interviewer)
Rimpoche, Gelek (interviewer)
Goldstein, Melvyn (editor)
Shatra Rimshi Ganden Paljor [Tib. bshad sgra rim bzhi dga' ldan dpal 'byor] -- b. ca. 1928 (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. The audiotaped interview was transcribed 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
6 text files.
6 digital audio files.
Part 1: 128 min 30 s
Part 2: 92 min 53 s
Part 3: 85 min 51 s
Part 4: 45 min 17 s
Part 5: 128 min 30 s
Part 6: 92 min 53 s
Language
Tibetan
Online Format
audio
online text
pdf
Description
Part 1: Shatra [Tib. bshad sgra] was a well-known aristocratic official from one of the highest and wealthiest families in Tibet. In this interview, he talks about the death of the 13th Dalai Lama. He gives an excellent and detailed explanation of how the Tibetan government's Intermediate Assembly worked, as well as an important analysis regarding the conflict between Lungshar, Kumbela and Trimön over who should take power after the death of the Dalai Lama. Part 2: Shatra [Tib. bshad sgra] was a well-known aristocratic official from one of the highest and wealthiest families in Tibet. In this interview, he discusses the Dalai Lama's trip to India in 1956-57, the Kashag, the Chinese and Chushigandru, the 1959 uprising, and the Reform Office. Part 3: Shatra was a well-known aristocratic official from one of the largest and wealthiest families in Tibet. in this interview he discusses the Reting incident and the Sera Je War and explains how his family kept a Sera monk prisoner in his house. He also discusses Kapshöba's demotion, imprisonment, and eventual release. Part 4: Shatra [Tib. bshad sgra] was a well-known aristocratic official from one of the highest and wealthiest families in Tibet. In this interview, he discusses details of the Pandatsang incident and Trimön's resignation, as well as details of the Dalai Lama's initial admittance as a monk. Also included are details of Tsarong shooting movies and of taking photographs of the Chöshug ceremony and how he was demoted because of this. He also speaks about the delegation sent to the Asian Relations Conference in India [in 1947] and the Trade Mission and the Italian, G. Tucci's coming to Tibet. Part 5: Shatra [Tib. bshad sgra] was a well-known aristocratic official from one of the highest and wealthiest families in Tibet. In this interview, he talks about the aftermath of the loss of Chamdo in Lhasa and the Dalai Lama's trip to Beijing in 1954. He discusses the resignation of the sitsab as well as the opposing sides of the 17-Point Agreement. Also, he describes the troubles that occurred on the way to Dartsedo to meet the Dalai Lama and the senriy lottery that decided whether or not the Dalai Lama would go to China. Finally, he mentions various political discussions such as ones regarding the Military Administrative Committee and the Preparatory Committee for the Tibet Autonomous Region. Part 6: Shatra [Tib. bshad sgra] was a well-known aristocratic official from one of the highest and wealthiest families in Tibet. In this interview, he talks about the Khyungram incident and about the change in regents. He also mentions the American Tolstoy's visit and about how the Tibet-Mongolian Office sent Shen Chuzhang to Lhasa as well as how the Tibetan government set up the Foreign Office led by two Dzasa. He tells how Geshe Sherab went to China and was given a title by the Guomindang and how the Tibetan government stopped him from coming to Tibet along with some Guomindang officials. He also describes the arrival of the Heinrich Harrer and Peter Aufschnaiter and how they built dams, a power station and planted trees in Lhasa. He also discusses how Richardson told the Tibetan government that if the Tibetan delegates attended the General Assembly of the Guomindang this would harm the relations between them and the British. He discusses in detail to the Lhundrup Dzong incident and describes how Taktra demoted pro-Reting officials like Phünkhang Jedrung. Finally, he discusses in detail the Reting incident including his arrest and imprisonment in Sharchenjog in the Potala and his own role in arresting Reting's Dzasa (manager) in Lhasa. sound recording | 6 text files. | 6 digital audio files. | Part 1: 128 min 30 s | Part 2: 92 min 53 s | Part 3: 85 min 51 s | Part 4: 45 min 17 s | Part 5: 128 min 30 s | Part 6: 92 min 53 s | India (Place Of Recording). The interview was conducted and recorded in Tibetan. The audiotaped interview was transcribed 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, Gelek Rimpoche, Melvyn Goldstein, and Shatra Rimshi Ganden Paljor Tib. Bshad Sgra Rim Bzhi Dga' Ldan Dpal 'Byor. Interview H0023: with Shatra Rimshi Ganden Paljor Tib. bshad sgra rim bzhi dga' ldan dpal 'byor, India. Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, 1981. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/tohap.H0023/.

APA citation style:

Goldstein, M., Rimpoche, G., Goldstein, M. & Shatra Rimshi Ganden Paljor Tib. Bshad Sgra Rim Bzhi Dga' Ldan Dpal 'Byor. (1981) Interview H0023: with Shatra Rimshi Ganden Paljor Tib. bshad sgra rim bzhi dga' ldan dpal 'byor, India. Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/tohap.H0023/.

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Goldstein, Melvyn, et al. Interview H0023: with Shatra Rimshi Ganden Paljor Tib. bshad sgra rim bzhi dga' ldan dpal 'byor, India. Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, 1981. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/tohap.H0023/>.

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