By Melvyn C. Goldstein
Informed via bright firsthand debts of the family members among the Dalai Lama, the Nationalist chinese language executive, and the People's Republic of China, this soaking up chronicle illuminates one of many world's so much tragic and unsafe ethnic conflicts while that it relates the interesting info of a stormy lifestyles spent within the quest for a brand new Tibet.
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Additional resources for A Tibetan Revolutionary: The Political Life and Times of Bapa Phuntso Wangye
It was wonderful. I felt fortunate to be there. I sometimes thought about my primary school in Batang and would laugh to myself at the difference. The Batang school taught very little compared to the one in Nanjing. Sometimes when I thought about the differences between our simple village and Chiang Kaishek’s academy in the capital of China, I was amazed at and proud of how far I had come. I was also thrilled when I got the chance to get a close look at Chiang Kaishek. Every Monday morning, the students attended a meeting to commemorate Sun Yatsen, the father of the Chinese revolution against the Manchu dynasty.
When the smoke of battle had cleared, Kesang summoned everyone to the Chöde monastery. When he was ready to speak to the crowd, he ﬁred his pistol into the air several times to get everyone’s attention. He then proceeded to tell us that he was the governor now and that Tibetans again ruled Batang. ” I don’t remember all the words, but the idea was that we Tibetans should adhere to Sun Yatsen’s “Three Principles of the People” [ch. san min zhu yi—nationalism, democracy, and livelihood] and that a new era had arisen for the people of Batang and Kham.
Obviously I had a lot to learn. But I was in the modern world, and I loved it. At fourteen, I thought my life had ﬁnally begun. While we waited to secure passage on a boat going down the Yangtse River to Nanjing, we stayed in a house my uncle rented. He went to work in another part of the city during the day, and we stayed around the house and took our meals in Chinese restaurants. Although I later came to ﬁnd Chinese food delicious, at ﬁrst I found it strange and unsatisfying. In Tibet we were used to eating a lot of butter and meat, but the restaurants where we ate served mainly rice and vegetable dishes, which did not ﬁll us up.