The Coup of Lobsang Thundrup

Melvyn C. Goldstein, Dawei Sherap and William R. Siebenschuh

in A Tibetan Revolutionary

Published by University of California Press

Published in print June 2004 | ISBN: 9780520240896
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520940307 | DOI:
The Coup of Lobsang Thundrup

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A few years later, the people made another effort to achieve self-rule. This time, Phüntso Wangye's family was even more directly involved. His uncle, Lobsang Thundrup, was coming from Nanjing. Lobsang and his company aimed to eliminate the local Chinese administration and establish self-rule for Khampas. When Panda Tobgye's militia commanders learned that Lobsang had been prevented from entering Batang, they attacked without waiting for either Lobsang or the Derge troops. After arriving in Batang, Lobsang outwardly maintained cordial relations with Fu while covertly organizing the next attack, which began a few weeks later. The Chinese Nationalist general heading this army ordered both Fu and Lobsang to stop fighting and join forces with him to pursue the Red Army. Lobsang returned to Batang, and when the fighting was over, he took Phüntso Wangye with him to China.

Keywords: Phüntso Wangye; Lobsang Thundrup; Chinese administration; Khampas; Panda Tobgye; Batang; Nationalist; Fu; China

Chapter.  3448 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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