Oral history interview with Lama Yedan, 2010

Oral history interview with Lama Yedan, 2010

 

Name:
Li, Jianglin, 1956- (Interviewer)
Title:
Oral history interview with Lama Yedan, 2010
Abstract:
Oral history interview with Lama Yidam (a.k.a. Bla ma Yi dam, Lama Yedan, Yi dam skyabs), born circa 1943, who discusses becoming a monk at age 9, the arrest and struggle of his father who was the chief of Tewo (Tib. Rta'u ; Ch. Daofu) in Ganze (Tib. Dkar-mdzes ; Ch. Ganzi), and the destruction of Tewo (Rta'u) monastery; Tibetan resistance to Chinese military offenses in eastern Tibet (a.k.a. Khams, Kham) in 1950s; the role of Amdo Dhondup (A mdo Don grub); and the interviewee's escape with 200 people and arrival in India.
Collection Name:
Jianglin Li Interviews with Tibetan Exiles
Subjects:
History; Refugees, Tibetan; Dge-lugs-pa lamas; Khams pa (Tibetan people); Tibet Region; Sichuan Sheng (China); India; Yi-dam, Bla-ma; ʼBras-spuṅs (Monastery)
Format:
video recordings; oral histories
Genre:
Interviews
Date:
September 7 to September 9, 2010
Physical Description:
3 video files (Part 1: 40 minutes; Part 2: 51 minutes; Part 3: 73 minutes)
Note:
Interviewed by Jianglin Li at Drepung Monastery (Mundgod, India) on September 7-9, 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):
Bla-ma Yi-dam (a.k.a. Yi-dam-skyabs) was born circa 1943 in Tewo (Rta'u), Ganze (Dkar-mdzes or Ganzi) in what is now Sichuan Province or the eastern Tibetan region of Kham (Khams).
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/d8-6z3s-r077