Oral history interview with Tibetan woman at Pala Manor (Tibet), 2000

Oral history interview with Tibetan woman at Pala Manor (Tibet), 2000

 

Title:
Oral history interview with Tibetan woman at Pala Manor (Tibet), 2000
Abstract:
Interview with a Tibetan woman named Dekyi (Tib. Bde skyid), who worked as a servant (Tib. yog po) on the estate of the Pala Family (Tib. Pha lha ; also Phalha or Palha); start of footage includes scenes from the Pala Manor (Pha lha manor), the kitchen, etc., and brief interview with son of woman who worked as a water-carrier at Pala Manor. Young baby wears Cultural Revolution-era style button. Full family is assembled. Also includes footage of Dekyi spinning wool, filling the water-offering bowls at the estate house, remarks about the Panchen Lama and her gratitude for the Communist Party, and description of hardships. Last section is footage of Gyantse, men and women shearing sheep, etc.
Collection Name:
Sino-Tibetan Oral History Project
Subjects:
Household employees; Women, Tibetan; Tibetans; Social conditions; Wool industry; Jiangzi Xian (China); Bde-skyid (servant); Phalha Family
Format:
video recordings; oral histories
Genre:
Interviews
Date:
2000
Physical Description:
2 video files (Part 1: 63 minutes; Part 2: 63 minutes)
Note:
Content labeled Tape 11 and Tape 12 on original time-coded shotlist.Digitized with funding by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute.
Note (Language):
Interview in Tibetan, with some English translation.
Language:
English; Tibetan
Library Location:
C.V. Starr East Asian Library, Columbia University
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Catalog Record:
7202483
Digital Project:
Tibetan Studies Special Collections at Columbia University
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-cg4f-xd83