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Minnesota Tibetan Oral History Project: Interview with Tenzin Tsering
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Tenzin Tsering was born in Dharamsala, India. He attended school in Mussoorie, India before moving to Minnesota in 1998 to attend DeLaSalle High School. He is pursuing his undergraduate degree at Hamline University. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Parents, family, wanting to come to the United States, first impressions of school in Minnesota, differences and similarities between schools in India and the U.S., English, future career, Chinese language, selecting a college, college experiences, Students for a Free Tibet (SFT), activism, including youth and college, Hamline University, attending college with other Tibetan students, starting a political organization, community, preserving culture, Tibetan American Foundation of Minnesota (TAFM), citizenship, challenges of being an international student, race, Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC), Westerners and the Tibetan cause, China, roots, identity, Middle-Way, differences and similarities between Tibetan and American culture, Tibetan politics, religion.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
31 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:17:21 running time
Creation Narrator: Tsering, Tenzin
Interviewer: Khando, Tenzin
Interviewer: Lenz, Charles
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Tibetans
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 08/26/2005
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
ID Number OH 104
Accession Number AV2005.106.19
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Tibetan Oral History Project'