Articles by: High Peaks Pure Earth

“‘Farming Boycott’: Continuation of Non-Violent Non-Cooperation” by Woeser

“‘Farming Boycott’: Continuation of Non-Violent Non-Cooperation” by Woeser

2 by / on 06/04/2009, 16:00 / in Woeser

  High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost by Woeser that was originally written for Radio Free Asia on 31st March 2009 and posted on her blog on 4th April 2009. Woeser’s piece focuses on the ongoing “Farming Boycott” in areas of Kham that has been reported by various media including Radio Free Asia and continues her thoughts about […]

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Remembering the Honourable Gangnyi La

Remembering the Honourable Gangnyi La

1 by / on 04/04/2009, 12:12 / in Comment, News

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost from the original Tibetan about the detention of Labrang monk, writer, photographer and environmental activist Kunga Tsayang (here referred to by his pen name Gangnyi meaning Sun of Snowland) as written by a friend of his. This personal and heartfelt tribute to Gangnyi was posted on this blog http://www.tibettl.com/blog/u/geluba on March 24 […]

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“The Snow-Lion Roaring in the Year of the Mouse: A Chronicle of the Events in Tibet of 2008” − Preface by Woeser

“The Snow-Lion Roaring in the Year of the Mouse: A Chronicle of the Events in Tibet of 2008” − Preface by Woeser

4 by / on 26/03/2009, 15:04 / in Woeser

High Peaks Pure Earth is proud to present the English translation of the preface by Woeser to her new book “The Snow-Lion Roaring in the Year of the Mouse: A Chronicle of the Events in Tibet of 2008” that was published at the beginning of March 2009 in Taiwan.   Because of the news blackout, Woeser became the main chronicler […]

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Tibetan Bloggers Lament

Tibetan Bloggers Lament

0 by / on 24/03/2009, 01:10 / in Comment, News

The Tibetan blogs are now coming alive with posts and there is a great deal of excitement and celebration about the return of the websites. High Peaks Pure Earth has translated two posts, one is a short report criticising Tibetan cadres and a longer post presenting an interesting critique of Losar (Tibetan New Year) celebrations that was broadcast on TV. […]

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The Return of TibetABC!

The Return of TibetABC!

1 by / on 22/03/2009, 22:50 / in News, Poetry

Having previously reported various closures and ‘technical maintenance’ incidents related to Tibetan language blogs, High Peaks Pure Earth is happy to report that the highly popular Tibetan language website www.tibetabc.cn is back online! We haven’t gone through each of the posts to see if any have been sanitised and cleansed of any inappropriate thoughts but just at quick glance, it […]

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Wounded Yaks

Wounded Yaks

2 by / on 16/03/2009, 22:50 / in Art

Today High Peaks Pure Earth has only had to do half the usual amount of translation work! The following blogpost was partly written in English and partly reproduces text in Chinese that ponders the unusual fate of this one poor yak – as captured in an art installation by Chinese artist Jia Hongyu. The blogger commented that they did not […]

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The Disappearing Tibetan Cyberspace

The Disappearing Tibetan Cyberspace

5 by / on 11/03/2009, 17:15 / in News, Woeser

High Peaks Pure Earth has been thwarted again in bringing translations from Tibetan blogs to an English-speaking audience. We have lost access to two major Tibetan language blog and discussion forums. The usually active www.tibetcm.com has definitely been closed down, the photo above is a screenshot of the government closure notice. The very popular www.tibetabc.cn (which hosts Jamyang Kyi’s blog, […]

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Remembering 10th March, 1959-2009

Remembering 10th March, 1959-2009

2 by / on 10/03/2009, 23:32 / in Poetry

On this historic day, High Peaks Pure Earth brings you two blogposts from a bold Tibetan blogger. The first blogpost, a poem, was posted on the first day of Tibetan New Year (Losar) this year, 25th February 2009. The blogpost draws the direct line between the sadness felt on the first day of Losar with the events of 10th March […]

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More from Rebkong

More from Rebkong

0 by / on 08/03/2009, 23:04 / in Comment, News

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated another blogpost from Rebkong (Chinese: ?? Tongren) that confirms yesterday’s blogposts that Rebkong is surrounded by soldiers. The blogpost was written today, 8th March 2009. Rebkong Today Today, for some reason Rebkong is surrounded by army. I look at this as making the lives of lay and religious people worse. This is an attempt […]

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Citizen Journalism from Rebkong

Citizen Journalism from Rebkong

0 by / on 08/03/2009, 11:00 / in Comment, News

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated two short blogposts from Rebkong in Amdo that were written yesterday and today. Posted on 7th March 2009Yesterday and Todays Rebkong On 7th March 2009 while the people of Rebkong were gathering to perform according to the annual ritual of burning incense to the local deities, Chinese soldiers surrounded the monastery and watched over […]

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