Oral history interview with Tenpa Soepa (civil servant), 2009

Oral history interview with Tenpa Soepa (civil servant), 2009

 

Name:
Li, Jianglin, 1956- (Interviewer)
Title:
Oral history interview with Tenpa Soepa (civil servant), 2009
Abstract:
Oral history interview with Tenpa Soepa (Tib. Bstan pa bzod pa, also Tenpa Söpa); describes his work as a civil servant and firsthand account of the uprising of 1959 in Lhasa, events at Norbulingka, his arrest and imprisonment for 20 years.
Collection Name:
Jianglin Li Interviews with Tibetan Exiles
Subjects:
History; Uprising of 1959 (Tibet Autonomous Region, China); Political prisoners; Refugees, Tibetan; Lhasa (China); India; Dharmsāla (India); Bstan-pa-bzod-pa; Nor-bu-gliṅ-ga (Palace : Lhasa, China)
Format:
video recordings; oral histories
Genre:
Interviews
Date:
September 8, 2009
Physical Description:
3 video files (Part 1: 63 minutes; Part 2: 63 minutes; Part 3: 12 minutes)
Note:
Interviewed by Jianglin Li in the reception room of His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, in Dharamsala, India, on September 8, 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):
Tenpa Soepa was highly involved in and an eyewitness of the March 1959 Lhasa Event. When the major fighting broke out, he was in the Norbulingka. He was eventually wounded in the fighting, arrested and jailed for 20 years. He worked in the private office of His Holiness Dalai Lama for several years before his retirement.
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-badj-2973