Oral history interview with Dr. Yeshi Dhonden, 2010


Li, Jianglin, 1956- (Interviewer)
Oral history interview with Dr. Yeshi Dhonden, 2010
Oral history interview with Yeshi Dönden (Tib. Ye-shes-don-ldan, also Yeshi Dhonden and Yeshi Donden), who was born in Lhoka (Tib. Lho-kha ; Ch. Shannan, also Lhokha) and is personal doctor of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama; describes the traditional Tibetan medical education and system in Tibet prior to 1959, as well as his life circumstances and escape from Lhoka to India.
Collection Name
Jianglin Li Interviews with Tibetan Exiles
Medicine, Tibetan; Physicians; Uprising of 1959 (Tibet Autonomous Region, China); Refugees, Tibetan; Tibet Autonomous Region (China); Shannan Diqu (China); India; Yeshi Dönden, 1929-
video recordings; oral histories
November 23, 2010
Physical Description
2 video files (Part 1: 72 minutes; Part 2: 12 minutes)
Interviewed by Jianglin Li in Dharamsala, India on November 23, 2010.
Note (Language)
Interview conducted in Tibetan through an interpreter, with English summary translations for the interviewer.
Note (Biographical)
Ye-shes-don-ldan (a.k.a Yeshi Dhonden and Yeshi Dönden) was born in Lho-kha (Ch. Shannan) and is personal doctor of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama. In 1959, he escaped from Lho-kha via Bhutan to India together with more than one hundred others (especially children) from various parts of Tibet.
Note (Funding)
Digitized with funding by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute.
English; Tibetan
Library Location
C.V. Starr East Asian Library, Columbia University
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Tibetan Studies Special Collections at Columbia University
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