Chapter

Escape to Tibet

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520240896.003.0010
Escape to Tibet

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Phüntso Wangye quietly slipped out of the house into the courtyard to see where the villagers were. He was uncomfortable trying to move around without any weapons, so suggested that he and his companions sent Chömpel to a village woman's house. They headed into the mountains. The group had decided that it was safer to head south, since they would be expected to head for Batang. They eventually decided to split up. Chömpel and Phüntso Wangye headed north to Batang. When he was leaving Chamdo for Batang, Yuthok had put a ceremonial scarf on Phüntso's neck, and also put his hands together in prayer and prayed that no harm should come to him. Because Phüntso had the letter from Yuthok, the group had no trouble entering Tibet, although they had to stay in Jisungang for over a month.

Keywords: Phüntso Wangye; Tibet; Batang; Chömpel; Yuthok; Jisungang; Chamdo

Chapter.  3923 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Asian History

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