Memories of Life in Lhasa under Chinese Rule

ISBN-10: 0231142862

ISBN-13: 9780231142861

Edition: 2008

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Born in 1941, Tubten Khtsun is a nephew of the Gyatso Tashi Khendrung, one of the senior government officials taken prisoner in the Tibetan peoples' uprising of March 10, 1959. Khtsun himself was arrested while defending the Dalai Lama's summer palace, and after serving a four-year sentence, he spent close to two decades in Lhasa as a requisitioned laborer and "class enemy." In this eloquent autobiography, Khtsun describes what it was like to live under Maoist rule. His account is one of the most dispassionate, detailed, and readable firsthand descriptions yet published of daily life in Tibet under the Communist occupation. Khtsun talks of his prison experiences as well as the state of civil society following his release, and offers keenly observed accounts of well-known events, like the birth of the Cultural Revolution, and lesser-known aspects of the period. Since China continues to occupy Tibet, the facts of this era remain obscure. Khtsun's story is a careful evocation of the everyday hardships Tibetans suffered under a shockingly brutal regime and will captivate any reader seeking a refreshingly human account of those troubled years.
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Book details

List price: $90.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 12/20/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 344
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Matthew Akester is an independent researcher and translator working in the field of Tibetan history. He has published several essays and translations on the history of Lhasa and is the author of a forthcoming history of central Tibet based on a nineteenth-century guidebook.

Translator's Introduction
Preface
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 Tering 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 Meru
The Sino-Soviet War Brings Increased Oppression
The "One Smash and Three Antis" Campaign
The "Great Massacre"
PLA Soldiers Destroy the Fruits of the People's Labor in the Marshes
The Systematic Destruction of Ganden Monastery
Sent to Kongpo for the Second Time
The Xichao Dachang Timber Yard
The Tolung Power Station Construction Camp
The Lin Biao Affair
The Defamation Campaign
"Socialist Transformation"
The Banak-shol 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
Index
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