Oral history interview with peasant couple, 2000


Oral history interview with peasant couple, 2000
Oral history interview with Chinese man originally from Gansu Province and his Tibetan wife, who discuss their life experience and road construction in Lhasa in the 1960s. Both are Communist Party members. In 1962, there was a call for road construction workers. From the village, just this one woman went with a woman friend. The woman interviewee also worked as manager of the commune for 8 years. S he notes that now the pay is good and she encourages her daughters to take such jobs as road construction. Oral history interview with Tibetan woman (Rnam rgyal sgrol dkar) who discusses red flags and prayer flags briefly. Includes some video footage of village.
Collection Name
Sino-Tibetan Oral History Project
Road construction workers; Travel; Views; Tibetans; Social conditions; Lhasa (China : District); Tibet Autonomous Region (China); Ding, Xuenian; Rnam-rgyal-sgrol-dkar
video recordings; oral histories
Physical Description
2 video file (Part 1: 63 minutes; Part 2: 7 minutes)
Content labeled Tape 02 and Tape 03 on original time-coded shotlist.
Note (Language)
Interview in Tibetan and Chinese, with some English translation.
Note (Biographical)
Ding Xuenian is 58 years old, and originally from Gansu Province. Namgyal Drolkar (Tib. Rnam rgyal sgrol dkar) is 56 years old.
Note (Funding)
Digitized with funding by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute.
English; Chinese; Tibetan
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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