Oral History with Wang Gui (historian), 2009


Oral History with Wang Gui (historian), 2009
Oral history interview with historian Wang Gui (王贵, born in 1931); describes his experience working in Tibet for 31 years, the history and detailed route of and his experience in the 18th Corps (shi ba jun) of the 4th Field Army of the People's Liberation Army, detailed account of events in March 1959, etc.; includes illustration (in part 4) with a map illustrating the route through Ganze (Tib. Dka r mdzes) and Dege (Tib. Sde dge).
Collection Name
Sino-Tibetan Oral History Project
Officials and employees, retired; Chinese; Uprising of 1959; Tibet Autonomous Region (China); Lhasa (China); Sichuan Sheng (China); Wang, Gui, 1931-
video recordings; oral histories
Physical Description
9 video files (Part 1: 62 minutes; Part 2: 62 minutes; Part 3: 65 minutes; Part 4: 60 minutes; Part 5: 62 minutes; Part 6: 63 minutes; Part 7: 62 minutes; Part 8: 61 minutes; Part 9: 27 minutes)
Content labeled Tape 70 through Tape 78 on original time-coded shotlist.
Note (Language)
Interviewed conducted in Chinese on multiple days between May 26-June 24, 2009, in Beijing.
Note (Biographical)
Wang Gui was born in 1931. At the age of 19, he served as a soldier of the People's Liberation Army 18th Corps, with which he was sent to Tibetan areas in Sichuan Province. He fought in a critical battle in Chamdo (Ch. Qamdo) from Oct. 6 to 24, 1950. In October 1951, he arrived with the army in Lhasa and stayed there until 1981, when he left to work as a researcher at the Beijing-based Academy of Military Sciences until 1988.
Note (Funding)
Digitized with funding by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute.
Library Location
C.V. Starr East Asian Library, Columbia University
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Tibetan Studies Special Collections at Columbia University
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