Articles by: High Peaks Pure Earth

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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“Romance, Revelations and Revolutions: A Review of ‘Tibet’s True Heart’ – Selected Poems by Woeser

“Romance, Revelations and Revolutions: A Review of ‘Tibet’s True Heart’ – Selected Poems by Woeser

5 by / on 10/10/2008, 09:20 / in Book Reviews, Poetry, Woeser

Newspaper headlines describe Woeser as Tibet’s most famous woman writer and blogger and a lone Tibetan voice, intent on speaking out. Until now, Woeser has perhaps been best known as a Tibetan dissident writer whose blogs are banned and have either been repeatedly shut down in China or hacked by Chinese nationalists. Her collection of poems, short stories and essays […]

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Twittering Tibet

Twittering Tibet

2 by / on 07/10/2008, 22:28 / in News

Earthquake in Tibet. An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale jolted ‘dam gzhung (Ch: Damxung), 82 km from Lhasa, Latitude: 30.274, Longitude: 90.711, at 4:30 pm on October 6th. ‘Dam gzhung is part of Lhasa Municipality. Read a report about the earthquake from Chinese state media in English here and in Tibetan here.As misleading reports come through about houses […]

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Chinese Spoken Here!

Chinese Spoken Here!

0 by / on 06/10/2008, 20:50 / in Comment

Although there is a vibrant Tibetan language publishing industry, there is still considerable pressure for Tibetans to learn and speak Chinese. Here are some pictures of banners hanging on the school gates of Lhasa. 1) I am a child of China, I like to speak Mandarin 2) Establish the Consciousness of Standard Language and Raise the Consciousness of National Culture […]

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Harry Potter Goes to Tibet

Harry Potter Goes to Tibet

10 by / on 05/10/2008, 20:08 / in Comment, News

Last week Forbes magazine announced that J.K Rowling, the author of Harry Potter, a story about a boy Wizard is the highest earning author and number one celebrity author in the world. Did we Tibetans contribute anything to this? It seems that the Tibetans will be making a modest contribution to her monthly income of three million dollars. I always […]

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Spyware found on Tibetan website

Spyware found on Tibetan website

0 by / on 05/10/2008, 17:20 / in News

We all know about the Great Firewall of China which blocks internet users in China from accessing certain websites. What about the websites that users in China can access though? Are they safe? What about the sites that are most popular with Tibetans? What’s in them to make Google warn a user outside of China – with a full screen […]

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