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Singing in a High Mood


This story took place in the rural areas of Dagze County, Tibet on August 25, 1959. Peasants from Tagyi Township found many contracts in the storehouse of a manor. They turned out to be serfs' body mortgages through which the serf-owner exploited and oppressed them. Having experienced so much misery, they angrily burned the contracts. The flames roared, and emancipated serfs were singing in a high mood. The fire not only burned piles of contracts, but eliminated an old society and old system

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