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The Resource Memories of life in Lhasa under Chinese rule, Tubten Khétsun ; translated and with an introduction by Matthew Akester, (electronic resource)

Memories of life in Lhasa under Chinese rule, Tubten Khétsun ; translated and with an introduction by Matthew Akester, (electronic resource)

Label
Memories of life in Lhasa under Chinese rule
Title
Memories of life in Lhasa under Chinese rule
Statement of responsibility
Tubten Khétsun ; translated and with an introduction by Matthew Akester
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • tib
  • eng
Summary
"Born in 1941, Tubten Khetsun is a nephew of the Gyatso Tashi Khendrung, one of the senior government officials taken prisoner after the Tibetan peoples' uprising of March 10, 1959. Khetsun himself was arrested while defending the Dalai Lama's summer palace, and after four years in prisons and labor camps, he spent close to two decades in Lhasa as a requisitioned laborer and "class enemy."" "In this eloquent autobiography, Khetsun describes what life was like during those troubled years. His account is one of the most dispassionate, detailed, and readable firsthand descriptions yet published of Tibet under the Communist occupation. Khetsun talks of his prison experiences as well as the state of civil society following his release, and he offers keenly observed accounts of well-known events, such as the launch of the Cultural Revolution, as well as lesser-known aspects of everyday life in occupied Lhasa." "Since Communist China continues to occupy Tibet, the facts of this era remain obscure, and few of those who lived through it have recorded their experiences at length. Khetsun's story will captivate any reader seeking a refreshingly human account of what occurred during the Maoists' shockingly brutal regime."--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Khétsun, Tubten
Dewey number
951/.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from Chinese
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Akester, Matthew
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Khétsun, Tubten
  • Khétsun, Tubten
  • Tibet Autonomous Region (China)
  • Political prisoners
Label
Memories of life in Lhasa under Chinese rule, Tubten Khétsun ; translated and with an introduction by Matthew Akester, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Contents
The story of my family -- My childhood -- The March 10th uprising -- The Chinese fan the flames of war -- Imprisoned at the Tibet Military District headquarters -- Imprisoned at the Norbu Lingka barracks -- At the Nga-chen power station construction site -- In Téring prison -- In Drapchi prison -- The Trong-nying prison farm -- Back home from prison -- The agitation by the Muslims of Woba-ling -- The fall of the Panchen Lama -- The misuse of education -- The establishment of the Tibet Autonomous Region -- The onset of the "Cultural Revolution" -- The June 7th massacre -- A disastrous new year -- Old Tsampa in old Méru -- The Sino-Soviet war brings increased oppression -- The "one smash and three anti's" campaign -- The "great massacre" -- PLA soldiers destroy the fruits of the people's labour in the marshes -- The systematic destruction of Ganden monastery -- Sent to Kongpo as a construction worker for the second time -- The "Xichao Dachang" timber yard -- The Tölung power station construction camp -- The Lin Biao affair -- The defamation campaign -- "Socialist transformation" -- The Banak-shöl production cooperative -- The farmer's life -- The death of Mao Zedong and subsequent developments -- The rewards of my hard work -- Working in the Potala Palace -- At the Tibet Academy of Social Science -- Epilogue: leaving Tibet
Control code
ocn812927202
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 318 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231512404
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)812927202
Label
Memories of life in Lhasa under Chinese rule, Tubten Khétsun ; translated and with an introduction by Matthew Akester, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Contents
The story of my family -- My childhood -- The March 10th uprising -- The Chinese fan the flames of war -- Imprisoned at the Tibet Military District headquarters -- Imprisoned at the Norbu Lingka barracks -- At the Nga-chen power station construction site -- In Téring prison -- In Drapchi prison -- The Trong-nying prison farm -- Back home from prison -- The agitation by the Muslims of Woba-ling -- The fall of the Panchen Lama -- The misuse of education -- The establishment of the Tibet Autonomous Region -- The onset of the "Cultural Revolution" -- The June 7th massacre -- A disastrous new year -- Old Tsampa in old Méru -- The Sino-Soviet war brings increased oppression -- The "one smash and three anti's" campaign -- The "great massacre" -- PLA soldiers destroy the fruits of the people's labour in the marshes -- The systematic destruction of Ganden monastery -- Sent to Kongpo as a construction worker for the second time -- The "Xichao Dachang" timber yard -- The Tölung power station construction camp -- The Lin Biao affair -- The defamation campaign -- "Socialist transformation" -- The Banak-shöl production cooperative -- The farmer's life -- The death of Mao Zedong and subsequent developments -- The rewards of my hard work -- Working in the Potala Palace -- At the Tibet Academy of Social Science -- Epilogue: leaving Tibet
Control code
ocn812927202
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 318 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231512404
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)812927202

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