Articles by: High Peaks Pure Earth

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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All Quiet on the Tibetan Blog Front

All Quiet on the Tibetan Blog Front

1 by / on 06/03/2009, 01:20 / in Comment, News

High Peaks Pure Earth is being forced to take a holiday! A notice suddenly appeared on 5th March 2009 on the most popular Tibetan language blog hosting site www.tibetcul.com saying that blogs and online forums were being closed for ‘maintenance’ and that this would last around a week. So it means that we at High Peaks Pure Earth can put […]

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An Apology by Lobsang Dundrup

An Apology by Lobsang Dundrup

1 by / on 01/03/2009, 22:00 / in Comment, News

High Peaks Pure Earth has an update from the Tibetan blogosphere for readers today. On 16th February we posted a translation of a blogpost that had Tibetan bloggers criticising the singer Lobsang Dundrup and his bride for wearing fur on their wedding day. Now, it seems as though Lobsang Dundrup has taken the matter to heart, High Peaks Pure Earth […]

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“I Took to the Streets, and What I Want is Freedom and Rights” by Woeser

“I Took to the Streets, and What I Want is Freedom and Rights” by Woeser

1 by / on 25/02/2009, 09:05 / in Woeser

March 2008, Labrang in Amdo (Chinese: Xiahe) Today, on the first day of the Year of the Earth-Ox 2136, High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost by Woeser that was originally written for Radio Free Asia on 19th February 2009 and posted on her blog on 24th February 2009. “I Took to the Streets, and What I Want is […]

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Do u QQ?

Do u QQ?

1 by / on 22/02/2009, 23:21 / in Comment

Having noticed earlier on in the month that the Tibetan blogosphere was going quiet, High Peaks Pure Earth admitted that there was a subsequent flurry of activity just two days later, so what do we know? Anyway, interestingly enough, there are two Tibetan websites that haven’t been working since yesterday. This time we are not being paranoid, they really don’t […]

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