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Our website provides access to all 304 interviews in the form of videos and English transcripts.

General Themes
Culture and History

Explores the cultural traditions of Tibet and the elders' lives as the children of farmers, herders and traders or as young monks and nuns in monasteries.

Buddhist Traditions (including Bon)

Details the religious and spiritual traditions of Tibet, including Buddhist monasteries, the influence of these traditions in everyday life and perceptions of the Chinese occupation.

Chinese Invasion and Occupation

Describes the infiltration of Tibetan villages by the Chinese army and the subsequent dissolution of traditional Tibetan social, cultural, and religious ways of life.

Oppression and Imprisonment

Documents eyewitness accounts of arrests, beatings, imprisonment and forced work in labor camps after the Chinese invasion.

Resistance and Revolution

Highlights efforts by Tibetans - many of whom were Buddhist monks - to fend off the Chinese invasion and protect His Holiness the Dalai Lama before he fled to India

Interview Locations
All Interviews

 

Displaying 1 to 20 of 304 interviews.

 

Interview No. Interviewee
Interviewee Age
Birthplace
Livelihood
Interview Date
Location
Categories
Transcript
1Apey
Age 88
Kham, Tibet
Dairy Farming, Farming
2007-06-27
Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India
Culture and History
Transcript: Available
3Jampa Tashi
Age 83
Kham, Tibet
Monk
2007-06-25
Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India
Resistance and Revolution
Transcript: Available
4Paljor
Age 81
Utsang, Tibet
Servant
2007-07-02
Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India
Culture and History
Transcript: Available
5Chonzom
Age 79
Utsang, Tibet
Nun
2007-06-29
Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India
Oppression and Imprisonment
Transcript: Available
6Norbu Dhondup
Age 78
Utsang, Tibet
Dairy Farming, Agriculture
2007-06-27
Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India
Chinese Invasion and Occupation
Transcript: Available
7Tashi Nyima
Age 76
Kham, Tibet
Transportation, Farming
2007-07-01
Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India
Chinese Invasion and Occupation
Transcript: Available
9Tsering Kyipa
Age 72
Utsang, Tibet
Farming
2007-07-01
Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India
Chinese Invasion and Occupation
Transcript: Available
10Norbu
Age 70
Utsang, Tibet
Farming
2007-07-02
Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India
Chinese Invasion and Occupation
Transcript: Available
11Tashi
Age 69
Utsang, Tibet
Monk
2007-06-29
Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India
Resistance and Revolution
Transcript: Available
12Yeshi Lhadon
Age 86
Kham, Tibet
Dairy Farming, Agriculture
2007-06-29
Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India
Chinese Invasion and Occupation
Transcript: Available
13Ngawang Lobsang
Age 77
Kham, Tibet
Dairy Farming
2007-07-02
Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India
Resistance and Revolution
Transcript: Available
14Tashi Phuntsok
Age 73
Utsang, Tibet
Dairy Farming, Business
2007-06-27
Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India
Culture and History
Transcript: Available
15Tsering Palden
Age 73
Utsang, Tibet
Dairy Farming
2007-06-28
Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India
Culture and History
Transcript: Available
16Gelong
Age 74
Utsang, Tibet
Dairy Farming, Agriculture
2007-06-30
Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India
Oppression and Imprisonment
Transcript: Available
18Dorji Damdul
Age 75
Utsang, Tibet
Monk
2007-06-28
Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India
Chinese Invasion and Occupation
Transcript: Available
19Tsering Methok
Age 75
Utsang, Tibet
Weaving
2007-06-29
Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India
Culture and History
Transcript: Available
1BKeotsang Tulku Jamphel Yeshi
Age 70
Utsang, Tibet
Monk
2013-12-23
Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India
Oppression and Imprisonment
Transcript: Available
1CNgawang Tsultrim Thepo, Geshe
Age 72
Utsang, Tibet
Monk
2012-02-21
Oakland, California, United States
Buddhist Traditions
Transcript: Available
1DKanying Lobsang Deckyi
Age 66
Utsang, Tibet
2012-05-14
Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India
Oppression and Imprisonment
Transcript: Available
1NNgawang Khedup
Age 78
Utsang, Tibet
Monk
2015-04-07
Kathmandu, Bagmati, Nepal
Resistance and Revolution
Transcript: Available
Interview No. Interviewee
Interviewee Age
Alias
Gender
Birth Year
Birthplace
Livelihood
Year Left Tibet
Monk/Nun
Interview Date
Location
Interviewer
Categories
Transcript
Full-Length Video
Language
1
Apey
Age 88
Alias: No
Male
1919
Kham, Tibet
Dairy Farming, Farming
1959
No
2007-06-27
Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India
Marcella Adamski
Culture and History
Transcript: Available
Video: Available
Language: Tibetan
3
Jampa Tashi
Age 83
Alias: No
Male
1924
Kham, Tibet
Monk
1959
Previously
2007-06-25
Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India
Rebecca Novick
Resistance and Revolution
Transcript: Available
Video: Available
Language: Tibetan
4
Paljor
Age 81
Alias: No
Male
1926
Utsang, Tibet
Servant
1959
No
2007-07-02
Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India
Rebecca Novick
Culture and History
Transcript: Available
Video: Available
Language: Tibetan
5
Chonzom
Age 79
Alias: No
Female
1928
Utsang, Tibet
Nun
1967
Previously
2007-06-29
Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India
Martin Newman
Oppression and Imprisonment
Transcript: Available
Video: Available
Language: Tibetan
6
Norbu Dhondup
Age 78
Alias: No
Male
1929
Utsang, Tibet
Dairy Farming, Agriculture
1959
No
2007-06-27
Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India
Marcella Adamski
Chinese Invasion and Occupation
Transcript: Available
Video: Available
Language: Tibetan
7
Tashi Nyima
Age 76
Alias: No
Male
1931
Kham, Tibet
Transportation, Farming
1957
No
2007-07-01
Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India
Rebecca Novick
Chinese Invasion and Occupation
Transcript: Available
Video: Available
Language: Tibetan
9
Tsering Kyipa
Age 72
Alias: No
Female
1935
Utsang, Tibet
Farming
1959
No
2007-07-01
Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India
Rebecca Novick
Chinese Invasion and Occupation
Transcript: Available
Video: Available
Language: Tibetan
10
Norbu
Age 70
Alias: No
Male
1937
Utsang, Tibet
Farming
1960
No
2007-07-02
Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India
Rebecca Novick
Chinese Invasion and Occupation
Transcript: Available
Video: Available
Language: Tibetan
11
Tashi
Age 69
Alias: Yes
Male
1938
Utsang, Tibet
Monk
1959
Previously
2007-06-29
Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India
Martin Newman
Resistance and Revolution
Transcript: Available
Video: Available
Language: Tibetan
12
Yeshi Lhadon
Age 86
Alias: No
Female
1921
Kham, Tibet
Dairy Farming, Agriculture
1959
No
2007-06-29
Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India
Marcella Adamski
Chinese Invasion and Occupation
Transcript: Available
Video: Available
Language: Tibetan
13
Ngawang Lobsang
Age 77
Alias: No
Male
1930
Kham, Tibet
Dairy Farming
1959
No
2007-07-02
Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India
Martin Newman
Resistance and Revolution
Transcript: Available
Video: Available
Language: Tibetan
14
Tashi Phuntsok
Age 73
Alias: No
Male
1934
Utsang, Tibet
Dairy Farming, Business
1959
No
2007-06-27
Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India
Marcella Adamski
Culture and History
Transcript: Available
Video: Available
Language: Tibetan
15
Tsering Palden
Age 73
Alias: No
Male
1935
Utsang, Tibet
Dairy Farming
1959
No
2007-06-28
Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India
Rebecca Novick
Culture and History
Transcript: Available
Video: Available
Language: Tibetan
16
Gelong
Age 74
Alias: No
Male
1933
Utsang, Tibet
Dairy Farming, Agriculture
1959
No
2007-06-30
Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India
Martin Newman
Oppression and Imprisonment
Transcript: Available
Video: Available
Language: Tibetan
18
Dorji Damdul
Age 75
Alias: Yes
Male
1932
Utsang, Tibet
Monk
1960
Previously
2007-06-28
Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India
Marcella Adamski
Chinese Invasion and Occupation
Transcript: Available
Video: Available
Language: Tibetan
19
Tsering Methok
Age 75
Alias: No
Female
1932
Utsang, Tibet
Weaving
1959
No
2007-06-29
Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India
Rebecca Novick
Culture and History
Transcript: Available
Video: Available
Language: Tibetan
1B
Keotsang Tulku Jamphel Yeshi
Age 70
Alias: No
Male
1944
Utsang, Tibet
Monk
1985
Currently
2013-12-23
Bylakuppe, Karnataka, India
Marcella Adamski
Oppression and Imprisonment
Transcript: Available
Video: Available
Language: Tibetan
1C
Ngawang Tsultrim Thepo, Geshe
Age 72
Alias: No
Male
1940
Utsang, Tibet
Monk
1960
Currently
2012-02-21
Oakland, California, United States
Martin Newman
Buddhist Traditions
Transcript: Available
Video: Available
Language: Tibetan
1D
Kanying Lobsang Deckyi
Age 66
Alias: No
Female
1947
Utsang, Tibet

1982
No
2012-05-14
Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India
Rebecca Novick
Oppression and Imprisonment
Transcript: Available
Video: Available
Language: Tibetan
1N
Ngawang Khedup
Age 78
Alias: No
Male
1937
Utsang, Tibet
Monk
1959
Previously
2015-04-07
Kathmandu, Bagmati, Nepal
Marcella Adamski
Resistance and Revolution
Transcript: Available
Video: Available
Language: Tibetan

 

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