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The Alliance of Hexi Corridor -- Liangzhou Parley Episode 2, September 18, 2021
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Liangzhou Parley, in its four episodes respectively titled The Hero, The Wise, The Parley and Unification, uses historical moments and evidences to present the context, progresses and far-reaching impacts of the peace talk between Sakya Pandita and Godan in Liangzhou (today’s Wuwei, Gansu Province). The documentary helps the public understand that Tibet is an inseparable part of China, the formation and development of a multinational China, the great contributions of Chinese ethnic groups to the country.

Episode 2 The Wise

On a winter’s day in the year 1244, a grand send-off ceremony was being held in Sakya Monastery, 600 kilometers west of Lhasa.

An old man was about to embark on a long journey.

His name was Sakya Pandita, also known as Sapan, and he was the fourth Kunga Gyaltsen-patriarch of the Sakya School. He was setting off for Liangzhou, thousands of miles away, where he would meet Godan, the famous Mongol commander.

That year, Sakya Pandita was 63.

It seemed that he was preparing to march off on what could possibly end up being a one-way trip.

Presented by Gansu Ethnic Affair Commission
Co-Presented by the Publicity Department of the CPC Gansu Provincial Committee, United Front Work Department of Gansu Provincial Party Committee and Gansu Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television Bureau