Memories Of Life In Lhasa Under Chinese Rule

by Tubten Khétsun; Matthew Akester (Trans.)

Memories Of Life In Lhasa Under Chinese Rule

Price:  US$37.85   (SGD52.57*)
Format:  Hard Cover, 318 pages
Published:  2008, USA, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9780231142861
SB#:  044763 (171)

About This Book

In this autobiography Tibetan Tubten Khétsun (b.1941) tells of his childhood in an upper middle class family in Lhasa which ended with the 1949 Chinese invasion. The 1959 uprising was followed by his imprisonment. In measured terms he describes the horrific conditions of his imprisonment and of the labour projects which followed his 1963 release. Under the less repressive policies of the post-Mao authorities Khétsun was able to visit India and he then settled in the US. The personal experiences, observations and black-and-white photographs offer unusual insights into Tibet's recent history. Index.

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