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Reconstructing The 1950s

Nyarong Uprsing and the PLA Response: Nyarong Artring

In the winter of 1956, Nyarong people under the unified leadership of Gyari Dorjee Youdon rose up against the might of PLA troops in anticipation of China's planned democratic reforms. The ensuing battles were fierce and the stakes high for both sides but the Nyarong warriors fought until the situation tilted heavily against their side. Artring being one the first volunteer fighters from Nyarong, describes the conditions that forced the Nyarong people to rise up and how the rebellion was finally overpowered by the PLA troops.