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Journey from Amdo to Lhasa: Aku Pema, Amdo Rebgong


Journey from Amdo to Lhasa: Aku Pema, Amdo Rebgong
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Aku Pema lived through the times when people in Amdo region were terrorized by the Muslim warlord Ma Bufang's troops. In 1946, in the thick of winter, Aku Pema undertook a daring and dangerous journey to Lhasa which took almost three months. Upon his arrival in Lhasa, Aku Pema witnessed the political turmoil that roiled the Holy City as a result of Ratreng and Tagtra power struggle. In this program, he recounts the risk, danger and the hardships of that journey and the tension-gripped political climate of Lhasa.

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