Tibetan Communist Party

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Tibetan Communist Party (Tibetan: ཕུན་ཚོགས་དབང་རྒྱལ) was a small socialist group in Tibet, which functioned in secrecy under various names. The group was founded by Phuntsok Wangyal and Ngawang Kesang in the 1940s. It had emerged from a group called the "Tibetan Democratic Youth League" created by Wangyal and other Tibetan students in Nanjing in the 1940s.[1][2]

The part sought to unite all Tibetans into one entity, compassing Kham, Amdo and proper Tibet.[3] The party contacted the embassy of the Soviet Union asking for its assistance as it began planning a socialist uprising in Tibet and Kham. Later Wangyal also contacted the Communist Party of China and the Communist Party of India.[4]

The Tibetan communists prepared guerrilla struggles against the ruling Kuomintang, whilst promoting democratic reforms inside Tibet.

In 1949, the party merged into the Communist Party of China,[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ New Left Review - Tsering Shakya: The Prisoner
  2. ^ "Case anthropologist tells story of Tibet Communist Party founder". July 2, 2004. Retrieved 2008-06-21. 
  3. ^ Goldstein, Melvyn C. Goldstein/Sherap, Dawei Sherap/Siebenschuh, William R.. A Tibetan Revolutionary: The Political Life and Times of Bapa Phüntso Wangye. University of California Press, 2004. p. xiii
  4. ^ Goldstein, Melvyn C. Goldstein/Sherap, Dawei Sherap/Siebenschuh, William R.. A Tibetan Revolutionary: The Political Life and Times of Bapa Phüntso Wangye. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004. p. 42-44, 78-82
  5. ^ Melvyn C. Goldstein; Dawei Sherap; William R. Siebenschuh. "A Tibetan Revolutionary". Retrieved 2008-06-21.