Tibet marks emancipation of serfs

Tibetans celebrate upcoming Serfs Emancipation Day

People of Tibetan ethnic group dance to celebrate the upcoming Serfs Emancipation Day at Zhaba Village in Shannan prefecture, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, March 26, 2012. The Serfs Emancipation Day on March 28 commemorates the 1959 democratic reform in Tibet, which ended feudal serfdom and freed about one million Tibetan serfs. Full story

In pictures: Tibet in 1939

BEIJING, March 28 (Xinhuanet) -- In 1938, approved by Adolf Hitler, the Sevres German SS expedition team was set by the Nazi SS chief Himmler to Tibet for expedition, with Ernst Sevres, a natural historian, as its captain.

The other members are: Bruno Berger, an anthropologist; Ernst Krause, a botanist, entomologist, and also official photographer; Carl Vernet, a geophysicist and Edmund Grer, the manager of the expedition team. Full story

Symposium held to remark Serfs Emancipation Day

BEIJING, March 28 (Xinhuanet) -- A symposium was held to remark Serfs Emancipation Day in Tibet University in March 27, 2012.

Kelsang, a retired veteran cadre and vice principal of Tibet University delivered a speech themed "comparisons of old and new Tibet" based on his own experience. Full story


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Tibetan villagers celebrate upcoming Serfs Emancipation Day

Tibetans sing, dance to celebrate Serfs Emancipation Day