Tseten Dolma

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Tseten Dolma
Delegate to the National People's Congress
In office
ChairmanPeng Zhen
Member of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress
In office
ChairmanYe Jianying
Member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference
(4th, 7th, 8th, 9th)
In office
January 1965 – March 1978
ChairmanZhou Enlai
In office
April 1988 – March 2003
ChairmanLi Xiannian
Li Ruihuan
Personal details
Born (1937-08-01) August 1, 1937 (age 86)
Xigaze, Tibet
NationalityPeople's Republic of China
Political partyChinese Communist Party
Namgyal Dorje
(m. 1957)
ChildrenNyima Dolma (1966), Nyima Tsering (1974)

Tseten Dolma (Tibetan: ཚེ་བརྟན་སྒྲོལ་མ།, Wylie: tshe brtan sgrol ma, ZYPY: Cêdain Zhoima, Lhasa dialect: [t͡sʰe˥˥.tɛ̃.ɖ~ɖʐøː˩˨.ma]; Chinese: 才旦卓玛; pinyin: Cáidàn Zhuōmǎ) is a Tibetan soprano. She was born August 1, 1937, to a serf[1] family in Shigatse, Tibet. Tseten was influenced by Tibetan folk music from a very young age, and first performed on stage in 1956. She is known for starring in the 1965 musical epic The East Is Red.

In 1958, she joined the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, learning from professor Wang Pinsu. She has served the Tibet branch of the Chinese Musicians' Association in various roles since the 1960s, including being chairman, director and vice-chairman of CMA, deputy secretary of Bureau of Cultural Affairs of Tibet Autonomous Region.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Tseten Dolma married Namgyal Dorje in 1957, who she bore a daughter, Nyima Dolma, in 1966, and then a son, Nyima Tsering, in 1974.[citation needed]

Notable works[edit]

Tsetsun Dolma is famous for the following songs:

  • On the Golden Mountain of Beijing (《在北京的金山上》)
  • Emancipated Serfs Sing Proudly (《翻身农奴把歌唱》)
  • Flying goose (《远飞的大雁》)
  • Heart Song (《唱起心中的歌》)
  • Happy Songs (《幸福的歌声》)
  • Spring Wind Waves in My Heart (《春风在心中荡漾》)
  • Lhobas are Flying High (《珞巴展翅飞翔》)


  1. ^ "才旦卓玛:翻身农奴把歌唱". Tibet.cn. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  2. ^ Xu Ouguang. Caidanzhuoma. Encyclopedia of China (Music·Dance edition). 1st ed.

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