Oral history interview with Ama Drolkar (Labrang), 2010

Oral history interview with Ama Drolkar (Labrang), 2010

 

Name:
Li, Jianglin, 1956- (Interviewer)
Title:
Oral history interview with Ama Drolkar (Labrang), 2010
Abstract:
Oral history with Tibetan refugee Ama Drolkar (Tib. Sgrol dkar, also Zhuoga or Zongga) from Labrang, Gansu Province; discusses arrival of Chinese troops in Labrang when she was 17 years old, Democratic Reforms, her move to Lhasa 3-4 years later, events in Lhasa in 1959. In Part 2, she discusses the Labrang leader Aba Alo and his trip to Beijing, as well as life in exile, her experience in a drama troop started by Gungthang Tsultrim (Gung thang Tshul krims) in Dehradun, and her visit back to Tibet in 1987.
Collection Name:
Jianglin Li Interviews with Tibetan Exiles
Subjects:
History; Women, Tibetan; Uprising of 1959 (Tibet Autonomous Region, China); Refugees, Tibetan; Xiahe Xian (China); Lhasa (China); India; A-ma Sgrol-dkar
Format:
video recordings; oral histories
Genre:
Interviews
Date:
October 21, 2010
Physical Description:
2 video files (Part 1: 36 minutes; Part 2: 32 minutes)
Note:
Interviewed by Jianglin Li at Dhondrupling Tibetan Refugee Settlement, Dehradun , India on October 21, 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):
Ama Drolkar (Tib. Sgrol dkar, also Zongga) was born in Labrang (Bla-brang). When she relocated to Lhasa, her house was close to the Jokhang Temple, and she was thus a firsthand witness at the center of the fighting in March 1959 in Lhasa.
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-ghc3-m846