Articles by: High Peaks Pure Earth

The Very Last Note from Tsawa Danyuk

The Very Last Note from Tsawa Danyuk

2 by / on 14/01/2009, 10:40 / in Jamyang Kyi

  High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a note from Tsawa Danyuk that Jamyang Kyi posted on her blog on 2nd January 2009 (photo of the blogpost below). It appears that this writer is either missing or has fled abroad. We are not certain if Tsawa Danyuk is another blogger or whether the note was sent to Jamyang Kyi. It […]

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“‘Ethnic cleansing’ in Lhasa” by Woeser

“‘Ethnic cleansing’ in Lhasa” by Woeser

2 by / on 10/01/2009, 18:00 / in Woeser

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost by Woeser originally written for Radio Free Asia on 17th November 2008 and posted on her blog on 17th December 2008. The rise in discrimination towards Tibetans within the PRC has been documented before on High Peaks Pure Earth but in this post Woeser goes into the minutiae of the bureaucracy behind […]

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“To Go Sherab Gyatso la” by Jamyang Kyi

“To Go Sherab Gyatso la” by Jamyang Kyi

2 by / on 05/01/2009, 22:39 / in Jamyang Kyi

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a letter to Go Sherab Gyatso that Jamyang Kyi wrote on 25th July 2008 and posted on her blog on 31st July 2008. In an earlier posting, a letter to her friend Norzin Wangmo, Jamyang Kyi had said “Go Sherab Gyatso (sGo she rab rgya tsho), the one you were enquiring about, was arrested […]

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Dergé − A Poem by Woeser

Dergé − A Poem by Woeser

0 by / on 25/12/2008, 00:15 / in Poetry, Woeser

Photo of Tsering Dorje taken in Lhasa in 1959   On the 17th anniversary of his death, High Peaks Pure Earth is posting a poem written by Woeser in 1992 dedicated to her father Tsering Dorje.   Dergé For my father This scripture, also, vanished before sunrise on the Lesser Chill. I plunged my face in my hands and wept. […]

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“The Sudden Appearance of Advertisements for the Sale of Guns all over Tibet is Not A Joke” by Woeser

“The Sudden Appearance of Advertisements for the Sale of Guns all over Tibet is Not A Joke” by Woeser

0 by / on 19/12/2008, 19:03 / in Woeser

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a recent blogpost by Woeser that was published on her blog on 15th December 2008. Of course it was Deng Xiaoping who said “to get rich is glorious” and it seems that that saying still applies – and there are so many ways to get rich in China. This year, Tibet has brought unexpected […]

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Tibetan NGO Worker Given A Life Sentence

Tibetan NGO Worker Given A Life Sentence

1 by / on 17/12/2008, 21:01 / in News

High Peaks Pure Earth has been looking at the news behind the news today. Unfortunately the news is already over five weeks old but behind it is a wealth of information courtesy of the 9 November 2008 edition of the Lhasa Evening News (拉萨晚报 La Sa Wan Bao).

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“An Owner and His Pet – Tibetan/Han Relations” by Woeser

“An Owner and His Pet – Tibetan/Han Relations” by Woeser

0 by / on 15/12/2008, 10:40 / in Woeser

This new translation by High Peaks Pure Earth of a blogpost by Woeser from 24th June 2008 focuses on Chinese/Tibetan relations and was written at the height of unrest and tensions that had started in Lhasa on March 10th. It was from 14th March this year that the Han fascination with all things Tibet suddenly stopped, a phenomenon that Woeser […]

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Charter 08

Charter 08

1 by / on 12/12/2008, 19:43 / in News

Liu Xiaobo The biggest China news story at the moment is “Charter 08”, a document signed by over three hundred prominent Chinese citizens all united in their calling on reform for the political system in China. As Perry Link, who translated the Charter into English, tells us, Charter 08 “was conceived and written in conscious admiration of the founding of […]

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Paljor Norbu, 81, Sentenced to 7 Years

Paljor Norbu, 81, Sentenced to 7 Years

0 by / on 07/12/2008, 22:07 / in News

A day ahead of President Sarkozys meeting with the Dalai Lama in Gdansk, Human Rights Watch sent out a press release focusing on the detention and recent sentencing of 81 year old Lhasa native, Paljor Norbu (Dpal byor nor bu, private photo above), a printer by profession, to 7 years in prison for allegedly printing “prohibited material”. Also mentioned in […]

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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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