Oral history interview with Sonam Gyatso, 2010

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.Digitized with funding by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute.
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.
Language:
Tibetan; Chinese
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-xykb-4m84