Oral history interview with Dr. Yeshi Dhonden, 2010

Oral history interview with Dr. Yeshi Dhonden, 2010

 

Name:
Li, Jianglin, 1956- (Interviewer)
Title:
Oral history interview with Dr. Yeshi Dhonden, 2010
Abstract:
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
Subjects:
Medicine, Tibetan; Physicians; Uprising of 1959 (Tibet Autonomous Region, China); Refugees, Tibetan; Tibet Autonomous Region (China); Shannan Diqu (China); India; Yeshi Dönden, 1929-
Format:
video recordings; oral histories
Genre:
Interviews
Date:
November 23, 2010
Physical Description:
2 video files (Part 1: 72 minutes; Part 2: 12 minutes)
Note:
Interviewed by Jianglin Li in Dharamsala, India on November 23, 2010.Digitized with funding by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute.
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.
Language:
English; Tibetan
Library Location:
C.V. Starr East Asian Library, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record:
8672337
Digital Project:
Tibetan Studies Special Collections at Columbia University
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-b779-y928