Audio Recording Interview H0235: with Surkhang, Wangchen Gelek [Tib. zur khang, dbang chen dge legs], (USA, 1967)

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Title
Interview H0235: with Surkhang, Wangchen Gelek [Tib. zur khang, dbang chen dge legs], (USA, 1967)
Contributor Names
Melvyn Goldstein (interviewer)
Goldstein, Melvyn (editor)
Surkhang, Wangchen Gelek [Tib. zur khang, dbang chen dge legs] -- b. 1910 (interviewee)
Created / Published
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.
Subject Headings
-  Political History Collection
Notes
-  USA (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
7 text files.
7 digital audio files.
Part 1:
Part 2:
Part 3:
Part 4:
Part 5:
Part 6:
Part 7:
Language
Tibetan
Online Format
audio
online text
pdf
Description
Part 1: Surkhang, Wangchen Gelek [Tib. zur khang, dbang chen dge legs] was one of the most important Tibetan government officials in modern Tibetan history. He served as a Kashag or Cabinet Minister (Kalön) from 1943-1959. In this interview, he discusses the period of the death of the 13th Dalai Lama. Part 2: Surkhang, Wangchen Gelek [Tib. zur khang, dbang chen dge legs] was one of the most important Tibetan government officials in modern Tibetan history. He served as a Kashag or Cabinet Minister (Kalön) from 1943-1959. In this interview, he discusses the events after the death of the 13th Dalai Lama including Lungshar's strategy and the fall of Künphel La. Part 3: Surkhang, Wangchen Gelek [Tib. zur khang, dbang chen dge legs] was one of the most important Tibetan government officials in modern Tibetan history. He served as a Kashag or Cabinet Minister (Kalön) from 1943-1959. In this interview, he discusses Tibetan history and the political shifts as power moved between the Dalai Lama and the regents. He also discusses the appointment of Reting as Regent, Lungshar's rise to power and how his plans to reform the political system failed. Part 4: Surkhang, Wangchen Gelek [Tib. zur khang, dbang chen dge legs] was one of the most important Tibetan government officials in modern Tibetan history. He served as a Kashag or Cabinet Minister (Kalön) from 1943-1959. In this interview, he continues to discuss the history of Lungshar including his arrest and sentencing. Part 5: Surkhang, Wangchen Gelek [Tib. zur khang, dbang chen dge legs] was one of the most important Tibetan government officials in modern Tibetan history. He served as a Kashag or Cabinet Minister (Kalön) from 1943-1959. In this interview, he discusses Lungshar's speedy punishment due to the immanent arrival of Chinese officials (Huang Musung) to make offerings for the deceased Dalai Lama, and then his subsequent imprisonment, as well as the rise to power and the intrigues of the Regent, Reting Rimpoche, including the elimination of Trimön and the Silön. Part 6: Surkhang, Wangchen Gelek [Tib. zur khang, dbang chen dge legs] was one of the most important Tibetan government officials in modern Tibetan history. He served as a Kashag or Cabinet Minister (Kalön) from 1943-1959. In this interview, he discusses the Huang Musung mission [from China] and Tibet's new relations with China after the death of the Dalai Lama. Part 7: Surkhang, Wangchen Gelek [Tib. zur khang, dbang chen dge legs] was one of the most important Tibetan government officials in modern Tibetan history. He served as a Kashag or Cabinet Minister (Kalön) from 1943-1959. In this interview, he talks about the appointment of Pandatsang Tobgye as a military commander (Rupön) in Traya and Markham in Kham and the revolt he started which led to the attempted arrest of his older brother in Lhasa. He also talks about the Targye Gomba incident and the agreement he [Surkhang] negotiated with the Chinese to rebuild that monastery. sound recording | 7 text files. | 7 digital audio files. | Part 1: | Part 2: | Part 3: | Part 4: | Part 5: | Part 6: | Part 7: | USA (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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Chicago citation style:

Melvyn Goldstein, Melvyn Goldstein, and Wangchen Gelek Tib. Zur Khang Surkhang. Interview H: with Surkhang, Wangchen Gelek Tib. zur khang, dbang chen dge legs, USA, 1967. Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, 1967. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/tohap.H0235/.

APA citation style:

Melvyn Goldstein, Goldstein, M. & Surkhang, W. G. T. Z. K. (1967) Interview H: with Surkhang, Wangchen Gelek Tib. zur khang, dbang chen dge legs, USA, 1967. Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/tohap.H0235/.

MLA citation style:

Melvyn Goldstein, Melvyn Goldstein, and Wangchen Gelek Tib. Zur Khang Surkhang. Interview H: with Surkhang, Wangchen Gelek Tib. zur khang, dbang chen dge legs, USA, 1967. Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, 1967. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/tohap.H0235/>.