By Melvyn C. Goldstein, Dawei Sherap, William R. Siebenschuh

ISBN-10: 0520240898

ISBN-13: 9780520240896

ISBN-10: 1417545143

ISBN-13: 9781417545148

This is often the as-told-to political autobiography of Ph?ntso Wangye (Ph?nwang), some of the most vital Tibetan progressive figures of the 20th century. Ph?nwang started his activism at school, the place he based a mystery Tibetan Communist social gathering. He was once expelled in 1940, and for the following 9 years he labored to prepare a guerrilla rebellion opposed to the chinese language who managed his place of origin. In 1949, he merged his Tibetan Communist celebration with Mao's chinese language Communist social gathering. He performed an immense position within the party's administrative association in Lhasa and used to be the translator for the younger Dalai Lama in the course of his well-known 1954-55 conferences with Mao Zedong. within the Fifties, Ph?nwang used to be the highest-ranking Tibetan authentic in the Communist occasion in Tibet. even though he used to be fluent in chinese language, ok with chinese language tradition, and dedicated to socialism and the Communist social gathering, Ph?nwang's deep dedication to the welfare of Tibetans made him suspect to robust Han colleagues. In 1958 he used to be secretly detained; 3 years later, he was once imprisoned in solitary confinement in Beijing's an identical of the Bastille for the following eighteen years. knowledgeable through brilliant firsthand debts of the kin among the Dalai Lama, the Nationalist chinese language govt, and the People's Republic of China, this soaking up chronicle illuminates one of many world's such a lot tragic and hazardous ethnic conflicts while that it relates the attention-grabbing info of a stormy lifestyles spent within the quest for a brand new Tibet.

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Then Fu quickly dissolved the unity between Panda Tobgye’s militia and the local monks and militia by threatening to kill the Laga Lama if they continued to oppose him. He knew the local people had deep faith in the Laga Lama, and correctly judged that they would not ignore Fu’s threat. The local Batang force therefore withdrew from the siege, leaving Panda Tobgye’s militia on its own, facing a garrison of seasoned Chinese soldiers who outnumbered them. With the odds in their favor, the Chinese troops prepared to go on the offensive, and as part of their preparations, they performed a terrible ritual to increase their bravery and confidence.

While he was doing this, Panda Tobgye would ready his militia. When the groundwork had been laid and the monks and militia in Batang were prepared for battle, my uncle envisioned a coordinated attack from within and without. The revolt would begin in Batang, supported by the militias of Panda Tobgye and Derge. In theory it wasn’t a bad strategy, but unfortunately, nothing turned out the way he planned. When my uncle reached the outskirts of Batang, he was unexpectedly detained at a checkpoint set up by Fu Dequan, the local Chinese commander.

The Christian orphanage, I also learned many Christian songs and Western stories that the missionaries had translated into Tibetan. I remember delighting in songs like “Silent Night” and in the tales of Ali Baba. For a while it looked like I was going to have a more or less normal, happy childhood. But the current of events in the region was simply too strong. Our people—the Khampas—have always deeply resented being ruled by outsiders, and there were repeated uprisings against the Chinese officials and troops in our area.

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