Audio Recording 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)

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Title
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)
Contributor Names
Gelek Rimpoche (interviewer)
Goldstein, Melvyn (editor)
Taring, Jigme Sumten Wangpo Namgyal [Tib. 'phreng ring, 'jigs med sum rten dbang po rnam rgyal] -- b. 1912 (interviewee)
Sambo, Tenzin Thondrub [Tib. bsam pho, bstan 'dzin don grub] -- b. ca. 1925 (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
7 text files.
7 digital audio files.
Part 1: 125 min 54 s
Part 2: 126 min 19 s
Part 3: 124 min 29 s
Part 4: 128 min 44 s
Part 5: 128 min 14 s
Part 6: 127 min 57 s
Part 7: 87 min 13 s
Language
Tibetan
Online Format
audio
online text
pdf
Description
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: Taring [Tib. 'phreng ring] and Sambo [Tib. bsam pho] were important aristocratic officials in the Tibetan government. In this interview, they talk about the Lungshar and Trimon incidents and the Kyichog Kündün Party, and about Panda Raga's organization and the arrest of Gendün Chompel. They also discuss the expulsion of Künphel and Raga from Kalimpong to China. Then they discuss the history of the Gandre Trungji and Lönchen Shatra. The subjects also talk about how the golden stupa for the 13th Dalai Lama's remains was built and the condolence visit of the Guomindang official Huang Musung. They also talk about the renovation of Samye Monastery and the Regent's visit to Lake Lhamo Latsho. Part 3: Taring [Tib. 'phreng ring] and Sambo [Tib. bsam pho] were important aristocratic officials in the Tibetan government. In this interview, they discuss in detail about the composition of the two Tibetan assemblies, the tsondu gyendzom and the tsondu hragdu gyepa, and how they functioned to make decisions. The subjects also explain that the reason Langdün and Reting didn't get along well was because of the argument over whether Langdün's son might have been the reincarnation of the 13th Dalai Lama and how even officials like Lukhangwa suggested that the it would be better to find the incarnation from nearby. The subjects also discuss the Panchen Lama's plan to return to Tibet and how the tsondu decided not to allow the Panchen Lama to return bringing his 500 bodyguards. The subjects also discuss the Trimön incident and how the Panchen Lama's favorite, Jensel Lobsang was tortured to death. The subjects finally discuss in detail the office of the Political Officer in Sikkim. Part 4: Taring [Tib. 'phreng ring] and Sambo [Tib. bsam pho] were important aristocratic officials in the Tibetan government. In this interview, they discuss aspects of the Reting and Taktra regencies including the resignation of Trekhang as Shape and his replacement by Tempa Jayan. The subjects also discuss the plans of Xining's Ma Zhuxi and Sichuan's Liu Zhuxi to bring their gold to Tibet when there was danger of the communists winning the civil war. The fall of Lungshar's Kyichog Kundü Party is also discussed as is the custom of the "Lay Official's Summer Picnic" and the "Kashag's Picnic." Lastly, they discuss the Khyungram incident. Part 5: Taring [Tib. 'phreng ring] and Sambo [Tib. bsam pho] were important aristocratic officials in the Tibetan government. In this interview, they discuss how Reting appointed kalön through the mechanism of senriy lotteries, and how Kapshöba promised to give Taktra a bribe of 50,000 dotse and also how Ngabö was appointed as kalön. The subjects talk about how Lungshar's son became an official using the name of the Lhalu family and how Lhalu was demoted and again became tsipön and how Khardo shot himself. The subjects talk about Reting and the Chinese and the Sera Jey incident. The subjects discuss how they heard about World War Two and the visit of Tolstoy and Dolan to Lhasa, as well as the expulsion of Chinese and other foreign spies from Tibet in 1948. Part 6: Taring [Tib. 'phreng ring] and Sambo [Tib. bsam pho] were important aristocratic officials in the Tibetan government. In this interview, they describe how the resident Chinese were expelled from Tibet in 1948. They discuss the Tibetan Delegation attending the Asian Relations Conference where they met Nehru and Gandhi and about the Tibetan government sending a "Congratulation for the Victory in WWII" delegation to China. The interviewees discuss the establishment of a broadcast station in Tibet and the delegation that was trying to negotiate with the Chinese in 1950. The 13th Dalai Lama's penchant for correcting the writing of others is also discussed with respect to Geshe Sherab Gyatso and Jone Lama and the new edition of the Kangyur. Part 7: Taring [Tib. 'phreng ring] and Sambo [Tib. bsam pho] were important aristocratic officials in the Tibetan government. In this interview, they describe how Sambo's father asked for three years leave of absence and went to Kalimpong. Later he was called back to Yadong when the Dalai Lama was residing there and came back with Sursur and was appointed to be in charge of the Trapchi Legung. Sambo also discusses the Chamdo war and being sent to Beijing as a delegate under Ngabö for the talks leading to the 17-Point Agreement. sound recording | 7 text files. | 7 digital audio files. | Part 1: 125 min 54 s | Part 2: 126 min 19 s | Part 3: 124 min 29 s | Part 4: 128 min 44 s | Part 5: 128 min 14 s | Part 6: 127 min 57 s | Part 7: 87 min 13 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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Gelek Rimpoche, Melvyn Goldstein, Jigme Sumten Wangpo Namgyal Tib. 'Phreng Ring Taring, and Tenzin Thondrub Tib. Bsam Pho Sambo. Interview H: 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. Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, 1982. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/tohap.H0202/.

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Gelek Rimpoche, Goldstein, M., Taring, J. S. W. N. T. '. R. & Sambo, T. T. T. B. P. (1982) Interview H: 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. Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/tohap.H0202/.

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Gelek Rimpoche, et al. Interview H: 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. Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, 1982. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/tohap.H0202/>.