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“Self-Immolations Cannot Go On Like This!” By Woeser

“Self-Immolations Cannot Go On Like This!” By Woeser

2 by / on 20/03/2012, 21:20 / in Comment, Woeser

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost by Woeser written on January 15, 2012 for the Tibetan service of Radio Free Asia and posted on her blog on March 2o, 2012. The starting point for Woeser’s article is the self-immolation of Lama Sobha that took place in Golog, Amdo on January 8, 2012. For a report on this event […]

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A Tibetan’s Letter “To Some Government Officials and Leaders”

A Tibetan’s Letter “To Some Government Officials and Leaders”

0 by / on 07/03/2012, 15:59 / in Comment

High Peaks Pure Earth presents the English translation of a blogpost that was re-posted on the site Sangdhor.com on January 11, 2012. Many thanks to Bhuchung D. Sonam of the website TibetWrites for this translation. Earlier this week, we posted an open letter by a Tibetan cadre addressed to the Chinese leadership, criticising the Party Chief of Ngaba Shi Jun. […]

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An Open Letter by a Tibetan Cadre

An Open Letter by a Tibetan Cadre

3 by / on 04/03/2012, 10:24 / in Comment

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated an open letter to the Chinese leadership written by Luo Feng, a Tibetan cadre, about the Communist Party Secretary of Ngaba (Ch: Aba), Shi Jun. The letter was written in the wake of a major promotion of hardliner Shi Jun from regional Party Secretary to the Director-General of Public Security for Sichuan province. The letter […]

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The Online Debate Continues: “Do We Need a Common Losar?”

The Online Debate Continues: “Do We Need a Common Losar?”

3 by / on 20/02/2012, 13:06 / in Comment

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost about Losar (Tibetan New Year) originally written in Tibetan and posted on a Tibetan-language blog site on January 4, 2012. This year, Chinese New Year fell on January 23, 2012, so this blogpost was posted in good time to catch the attention of readers before both Chinese and Tibetan new years. With Losar […]

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“Lhasa? Lhasa!” By Woeser

“Lhasa? Lhasa!” By Woeser

3 by / on 07/12/2011, 22:11 / in Comment, Woeser

High Peaks Pure Earth presents the English translation of a blogpost by Woeser written on October 13, 2011 for the Tibetan service of Radio Free Asia and posted on her blog on October 22, 2011. This post continues a series making up Woeser’s summer travels to Lhasa, through Amdo and Kham. Previous posts are “Impoverished Mat County”, “Over One Year […]

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White Wednesday: “The Lhakar Pledge”

White Wednesday: “The Lhakar Pledge”

3 by / on 04/07/2011, 11:59 / in Comment, News

  High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost by a Tibetan blogger that was originally posted online on June 9, 2010 on a blog hosted by the now defunct site Tibet123.com. The topic of this blogpost is “Lhakar”, a term that literally translates into English as “White Wednesday” and a movement that has been growing inside Tibet in recent […]

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“The Embarrasing State of Modern Tibetan Art” By Kaka21

“The Embarrasing State of Modern Tibetan Art” By Kaka21

0 by / on 03/06/2011, 15:33 / in Comment

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost by a Tibetan artist who calls himself Kaka21. The blogpost was uploaded onto his blog on November 13, 2010. Born in 1971 in Lhasa, Kaka21 had his work exhibited in last year’s major modern Tibetan art exhibition in Beijing called “Scorching Sun of Tibet”, see some photos of his works here on […]

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A Tibetan Blogger Asks: “Can I Call 110?”

A Tibetan Blogger Asks: “Can I Call 110?”

1 by / on 06/04/2011, 19:40 / in Comment

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated an anonymous blogpost titled “Can I Call 110” that was posted on February 28, 2011 on a Tibetan website Rangdrol.Net. Rangdrol.Net is a relatively new Tibetan language website and is based in Xining, provincial capital of Qinghai Province. Interestingly it carries the same name as Dhondup Gyal’s penname and, as we wrote before on […]

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Highlights from TibetCul on High Peaks Pure Earth

Highlights from TibetCul on High Peaks Pure Earth

2 by / on 23/03/2011, 17:42 / in Comment, Music, News, Poetry

TibetCul’s Logo *UPDATE: March 30, 2011* High Peaks Pure Earth is happy to report that TibetCul is now back online. The founder of TibetCul, Wangchuk Tseten, wrote the following on his blog on March 29, 2011: Interestingly, TibetCul mysteriously came back online on the afternoon of March 25. We still do not know the reason behind the authorities closing and […]

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One Tibet, Many Tibetan New Years: Tibetan Bloggers Call for Unity

One Tibet, Many Tibetan New Years: Tibetan Bloggers Call for Unity

5 by / on 03/03/2011, 19:12 / in Comment

A Losar Card found on the popular social networking site RenRen.Com The Tibetan reads: Good Losar, Happy Losar, Hope after Losar There Will Be A Change High Peaks Pure Earth has been monitoring Tibetan blogs in the run up to Losar (Tibetan New Year). In 2009, we noticed that many sites were closed down in this period for “maintenance”, partly […]

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