Oral history interview with Sonam Gyatso, 2010

 

Name
Li, Jianglin, 1956- (Interviewer)
Title
Oral history interview with Sonam Gyatso, 2010
Abstract
Oral history interview with Sonam Gyatso (a.k.a. Bsod nams rgya mtsho, Sobha Gyamtso, Bsod bha), an 86-year old Amdo Tibetan monk (abbot?) who briefly describes growing up in a rural village (Gro tshang? or Chu bzang?) and then in a Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Amdo; his relocation to Lhasa; role of the Reting (Tib. Rwa sgreng) regent; the arming of monks in March 1959 at the Norbulingka; and the interviewee's escape to India in April 1959, with brief stay in Buxar.
Collection Name
Jianglin Li Interviews with Tibetan Exiles
Subjects
History; Uprising of 1959 (Tibet Autonomous Region, China); Dge-lugs-pa lamas; Amdo (Tibetan people); Refugees, Tibetan; Amdo (China : Region); Lhasa (China); Buxar (India : District); Bsod-nams-rgya-mtsho, Mkhan-chung; ʼBras-spuṅs (Monastery)
Format
video recordings; oral histories
Genre
Interviews
Date
September 2010
Physical Description
1 video file (23 minutes)
Note
Interviewed by Jianglin Li at Drepung Monastery (Mundgod, India) in September 2010.
Note (Language)
Interview conducted in Tibetan through an interpreter, with Chinese summary translations for the interviewer.
Note (Biographical)
Mkhan-chung Bsod-nams-rgya-mtsho was born circa 1924 in a rural village in Amdo, Tibet.
Note (Funding)
Digitized with funding by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute.
Language
Tibetan; Chinese
Library Location
C.V. Starr East Asian Library, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record
8672337
Also In
Tibetan Studies Special Collections at Columbia University
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-xykb-4m84