Interview H0215 [Part 6]: with Shakabpa Wangchug Denden [tib. zhwa sgab pa dbang phyug bde ldan], 1983 by tohap published on 2013-04-19T01:57:49Z Shakabpa was an important lay aristocratic Tibetan government official who eventually reached the rank of Tsipön. He was active in the period from before the death of the 13th Dalai Lama in 1932 and played a major role in the later years of Tibet’s de facto independent period. The interviewee continues from Part Five talking in detail about the Panchen Lama sending a letter that he will be coming back to Tibet with 500 Chinese soldiers and how the tsondu made an oath that not a single Chinese or Mongolian will be allowed to enter Tibet. He also discusses how the Panchen Lama died in Jyekundo and the problems encountered bringing back his remains. The subject also talks about the sudden arrival of the Khazaks in Lhasa and about the Chinese Communist Long March reaching some areas in Horkhog, and how the Tibetan Government sent Panda Tobgye, etc. to talk with the Chinese. He also talks about the arrival in Tibet of the German expedition led by Schaefer. The subject then explains in detail how the Tibetan Government announced the candidates for the selection of the reincarnation of the Dalai Lama and how the Auspicious Tsondu was held to announce the confirmation of the candidate born in Amdo as the real reincarnation.