Articles by: High Peaks Pure Earth

A Proposal to Establish A Tibetan Language Primary School in Xining

A Proposal to Establish A Tibetan Language Primary School in Xining

1 by / on 01/12/2008, 21:30 / in Comment

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a revealing blogpost written by someone calling themselves “The Messenger of the Land of Snow” (Chinese: 雪域使者 xueyu shizhe) and posted on their blog on 25th November 2008. Interestingly, the petition begins by pointing out that a Tibetan language school existed in Xining even during the rule of Ma Bufang and the Guomindang. Isn’t the […]

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“Is it A Hotel or Is it A Temple?” by Woeser

“Is it A Hotel or Is it A Temple?” by Woeser

9 by / on 25/11/2008, 22:25 / in Woeser

The following blog post was originally written for Radio Free Asia by Woeser and published on her blog on August 22nd 2007. For High Peaks Pure Earth readers who are curious about Laurence J. Brahm, read about his books on China Tibet Information Center’s website and more about him on China Today’s website. Following the opening of the Qinghai-Tibet railway, […]

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“Letters to Norzin Wangmo” By Jamyang Kyi

“Letters to Norzin Wangmo” By Jamyang Kyi

4 by / on 16/11/2008, 23:00 / in Jamyang Kyi

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated two blog posts by Jamyang Kyi regarding her friend Norzin Wangmo (Nor ‘dzin dbang mo). The first post was written on 26th June 2008, where Jamyang Kyi is wondering what has happened to her friend and where she voices her sadness of not knowing. In the second post on 3rd November 2008 (http://www.tibetabc.cn/user1/jamyangkyi/archives/2008/2008113181128.html) note […]

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“They” By Jamyang Kyi

“They” By Jamyang Kyi

3 by / on 10/11/2008, 18:53 / in Jamyang Kyi

Jamyang Kyi (‘jam dbyangs skyid) was detained by the Public Security Bureau in Xining on 1st April 2008. She was accused of sending text messages to 17 of her friends, including Woeser, the Tibetan blogger based in Beijing. The Chinese secret services intercepted text messages between them and found that Jamyang Kyi had sent details of the unrest and the […]

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Labrang Monk, Jigme, Arrested

Labrang Monk, Jigme, Arrested

0 by / on 04/11/2008, 09:03 / in Uncategorized

A few weeks ago, we posted the video testimony of a monk from Labrang, Jigme. We have just learned that he has been arrested. At around 1pm on November 4th, Jigme was arrested from his quarters in Labrang Monastery. Approximately 70 armed police came to arrest him and there were also army trucks and police cars that removed him from […]

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A Sera Monk’s Petition to Hu Jintao

0 by / on 30/10/2008, 23:00 / in Comment

In the mid-1980s, unsuspecting tourists to Lhasa suddenly found Tibetans thrusting crumpled pieces of paper into their hands requesting them to pass them onto the United Nations. Sometimes these documents contained names of prisoners and others, written in florid style, detailed human rights abuses and appealed for the UN’s intervention. Such appeals barely made the news and were often seen […]

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Two poems about the Panchen Lama by Woeser

Two poems about the Panchen Lama by Woeser

1 by / on 29/10/2008, 18:50 / in Poetry, Woeser

These two poems about the Panchen Lama by Woeser were written ten years apart. The original poems (written in Chinese) can be read here on her previous blog. The translations of the two poems are taken from “Tibet’s True Heart“, copyright 2008 Ragged Banner Press and are used here by kind permission. Below is a short introduction by Woeser. Introduction: […]

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China and the Recurring Genitive

China and the Recurring Genitive

3 by / on 26/10/2008, 18:38 / in Comment

There must be a psychological condition that describes an anxiety so acute that there is an overwhelming need to constantly state and re-state that something belongs to you – that you own something. Where does this need come from? How does it start? How can it be cured? First a little fun exercise, see if our readers can spot the […]

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One Year On… A Letter from Lhasa

One Year On… A Letter from Lhasa

0 by / on 16/10/2008, 23:55 / in Comment

It’s hard to believe that a year has gone by since the Dalai Lama received the Congressional Gold Medal on 17th October 2007. I remember very clearly staying up and watching the ceremony online at a ridiculous hour because of the time difference. It has been a turbulent year for Tibet since then. Last weekend, as I was procrastinating from […]

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“How Did My Mother Participate in the Revolution?” By Woeser

“How Did My Mother Participate in the Revolution?” By Woeser

1 by / on 16/10/2008, 22:12 / in Woeser

This is a translation from Chinese to English by High Peaks Pure Earth. The original article was published on Woeser’s blog on 26th January 2007 and can be viewed here. This is the first time that it has been translated into English. In addition to being a fine poet, Woeser writes moving prose and is an accomplished essayist.     […]

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