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Missing and Missing Legitimacy: The Two Panchen Lamas


Kunleng discusses the current situation where the traditional Dalai Lama recognized Panchen Lama has been disappeared for 18 years with his and his family’s whereabouts and status known only to the Chinese authorities, while the Chinese government authorized Panchen Lama confronts issues of legitimacy from both the Tibetan religious and lay communities. Guests: Ngawang Choephel, Tibetan UN Advocacy, Tsangtruk Topla, 10th Panchen Lama biographer, and Hortsang Jigme, Tibetan historian.

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