Dpon Chen

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History Of Tibet - Mongol Invasion and Yuan Administrative Rule (1236–1354)
... One of the department's purposes was to select a dpon-chen, usually appointed by the lama and confirmed by the Mongol emperor in Beijing ... was most indirect Sakya lamas remained the sources of authority and legitimacy, while the dpon-chens carried on the administration at Sakya ... When a dispute developed between dpon-chen Kung-dga' bzari-po and one of 'Phags-pa's relatives at Sakya, the Chinese troops were dispatched to execute the dpon-chen." In 1265 Chögyal Phagpa returned to ...