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A Tibetan Revolutionary: The Political Life and Times of Bapa Phuntso Wangye

Melvyn Goldstein


This is the as-told-to political autobiography of Phüntso Wangye (Phünwang), one of the most important Tibetan revolutionary figures of the twentieth century. Phünwang began his activism in school, where he founded a secret Tibetan Communist Party. He was expelled in 1940, and for the next nine years he worked to organize a guerrilla uprising against the Chinese who controlled his homeland. In 1949, Phünwang merged his Tibetan Communist Party with Mao's Chinese Communist Party. He played an important role in the party's administrative organization in Lhasa and was the translator for the young ... More

Keywords: Phünwang, Tibet, Tibetan Communist Party, Mao, Chinese Communist Party, Dalai Lama, imprisonment

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780520240896
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520240896.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Melvyn Goldstein, author

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