Oral history interview with Jampa Danda, 2009

Oral history interview with Jampa Danda, 2009

 

Name:
Li, Jianglin, 1956- (Interviewer)
Title:
Oral history interview with Jampa Danda, 2009
Abstract:
Oral history interview with Tibetan refugee and monk Jampa Tendar (Tib. Jam pa bstan dar, also Jampa Danda); regarding events in Lhasa in March 1959, including the mass influx of Tibetans into the Norbulingka, his effort to protect the Jokhang Temple during the fighting, subsequent arrest and imprisonment.
Collection Name:
Jianglin Li Interviews with Tibetan Exiles
Subjects:
History; Uprising of 1959 (Tibet Autonomous Region, China); Monks; Refugees, Tibetan; Lhasa (China); India; Byams-pa-bstan-dar; Nor-bu-gliṅ-ga (Palace : Lhasa, China); Gtsug-lag-khang (Lhasa, China)
Format:
video recordings; oral histories
Genre:
Interviews
Date:
October 12, 2009
Physical Description:
2 video files (Part 1: 62 minutes; Part 2: 32 minutes)
Note:
Interviewed by Jianglin Li in the reception room of His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, in Dharamsala, India, on October 12, 2009.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):
Jampa Danda (Tib. Byams-pa-bstan-dar?) was a monk official in 1959 and a participant in the March 1959 uprising. He was one of the young officials guarding the front gate when people laid siege to the Norbulingka. When the Battle of Lhasa started, he went to the Jokhang Temple to protect it, but was arrested there and jailed for many years.
Language:
Tibetan; Chinese
Library Location:
C.V. Starr East Asian Library, Columbia University
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Catalog Record:
8672337
Digital Project:
Tibetan Studies Special Collections at Columbia University
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-5296-xa90