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through his involvement with tibet since 1988, which itself has changed from one of naive mystification to critical observation, luc schaedler came across an interview about gendun choephel in LUNGTA, with one of his former students.

he was fascinated by this man who was constantly on the move, physically as well as intellectually, and also by his critical view of his own country, which was rather untypical for a tibetan in his days (1903-51). here was a tibetan whose "existential" nature pitted him in a fight against the narrow social and political norms of the old tibet.

in 1998 luc schaedler set off across india, tibet and nepal in search of people for whom gendun choephel played an important role. he met young tibetans — some in tibet, some in china, some in exile in india — who spoke of him enthusiastically. people showed him letters and photographs that they had hidden during the cultural revolution...

 

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