Tenzin Dhetan is from Domed Tsongka in eastern Tibet. He studied at the Central University for Nationalities in Beijing, and later joined the Chinese Armed Police Force in Xining. After being ex-service, he worked as a public security officer in the local county for two years. In 1993, he escaped Tibet and went into exile in India. In India, he studied Buddhism and English for nearly 7 years at Sogar school in Dharamsala and Norbulingka Tibetan Cultural Institute. Since 2000, he has been studying and compiling Tibetan history at Library of Tibetan Works and Archive for 5 years. From 2008 to 2009, according to the arrangement of His Holiness’s private office, with the first place in the Chinese test, he went to the “Mainland China Research Institute” of Tamkang University in Taiwan. In 2010, he worked at the office of Tibetan Studies and since then officially joined the Central Tibetan Administration as a civil servant. In August of this year, he was transferred from the China Desk of the Department of Information and International Relations to the Tibet Policy Institute.
My work is to translate text into Tibetan, Chinese, and English, and to study Tibetan history and politics in these three languages. In addition to Chinese and Tibetan, Writing in English is still relatively difficult for me. However, I am very interested and confident in English.
He compiled and published nine books, including autobiography of famous Tibetan political prisoners Tanak Jigme Sangpo, Yulu Rinpoche, the complete works of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s speech in commemoration of Tibetan Uprising Day, and an introduction to the Middle Way Approach.