(InTibet)CHINA-TIBET-NGARI-FIVE GENERATIONS OF RESIDENCES (CN)
(230531) -- NGARI, May 31, 2023 (Xinhua) -- Sonam Cering, deputy head of Zhaxigang Township, shows the remains of a "first-generation" house in Demqog Village, Zhaxigang Township, Gar County in Ngari Prefecture of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, May 28, 2023. Sitting in the sun outside his residence in Demqog Village, Zhaxigang Township, Gar County in Ngari Prefecture of Tibet, 84-year-old Losang Zhamdu told a story of the five homes he had lived in.
"My mother and I lived together in a tent made with yak hair, all our possessions were a goat fur jacket and a worn-out Tibetan blanket," recalled Losang Zhamdu, then a serf, on his childhood, adding, "Was that tent my first home? I don't know, because everything in our hand belonged to the serf owners."
In 1959, democratic reform was launched and feudal serfdom was finally abolished in Tibet. A million serfs and slaves were emancipated, and 20-year-old Losang Zhamdu was one of them.
In the 1960s, with the help of his neighbors, Losang Zhamdu built his
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