Buy Books Online > Autobiography: historical, political & military > Memories of Life in Lhasa Under Chinese Rule: An Autobiography
Memories of Life in Lhasa Under Chinese Rule: An Autobiography: Book by Tubten Khetsun

Memories of Life in Lhasa Under Chinese Rule: An Autobiography

Product Details:    Share this by email:

ISBN: 9780231142861    Publisher: Columbia University Press Year of publishing: 2007     Format:  Hardback No of Pages: 344        
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...Read more
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.
Read less
About the author: Tubten Khetsun
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... Read more
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.
Read less
Review:
Demonstrates in full detail the human tragedy of Maoist rule in a land whose tradition it despised and tried to destroy. Kirkus Reviews A welcome and informative addition on this little-understood...Read more
Demonstrates in full detail the human tragedy of Maoist rule in a land whose tradition it despised and tried to destroy. Kirkus Reviews A welcome and informative addition on this little-understood and highly polemicized subject. -- George Fitzherbert Times Literary Supplement This book provides an important piece of the puzzle for those seeking to understand the experience of ordinary Tibetans since 1959. -- Rick Carew Far Eastern Economic Review evocatively written and beautifully translated China Review International A powerful indictment of the physical and psychological exploitation of the Tibetan people and natural environment in the service of building a "new" China. -- Benno Ryan Weiner The Journal of Asian Studies
Read less

Other books by Tubten Khetsun

Recommended Books for you - See all

OUT OF STOCK

Looks like the book you were looking for is currently not in stock with us. Please leave us your email and phone number.
We will get back to you as soon as it's available.

Your email
Phone No.
Enter characters from image

Rs.200 OFF

on purchase of Rs.500 & above

1.Click on Add to Cart & Proceed to Checkout
2.Under payment options, choose
"Redeem Coupon Code/Gift Certificate"
3.Enter Promo Code "SHOP200"
4.Get Rs.200 off, Pay Balance Amount

Valid upto 21st July,13

Rs.200 OFF

on purchase of Rs.500 & above

Terms & Conditions