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Tibetan bloggers discuss Tibetan New Year

Tibetan bloggers discuss Tibetan New Year

2 by / on 23/01/2009, 00:50 / in Comment

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a Tibetan blogpost on the subject of Tibetan festivals and celebratory days. On January 16th 2009, the TAR Regional Government announced that March 28 of every year will be observed as “Serfs Emancipation Day”. The institution of a new celebratory day in Tibet is clearly an attempt to alter Tibet’s historical memory and enforce […]

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“Remember and Memorialise Louder Than The Gunfire!” by Woeser

“Remember and Memorialise Louder Than The Gunfire!” by Woeser

0 by / on 20/01/2009, 22:00 / in Comment, Woeser

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost by Woeser that was written on the first day of 2009 for Radio Free Asia and posted on her blog on 8th January 2009. In the blogpost, Woeser reflects on the turbulence of the many events of 2008 that have deeply affected all Tibetans. As evidence of the ongoing distressing situation 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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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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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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Look Out for Tibetans and Uyghurs!

Look Out for Tibetans and Uyghurs!

2 by / on 30/09/2008, 17:58 / in Comment

This notice was seen in Beijing’s Haidian District and posted on a Tibetan’s blog on 30th September 2008. Haidian District is known as Beijing’s university district and is home to the Central University for Nationalities where most Tibetan students attend. Although posted online on this date, the notice is likely to have been placed in time for the August Olympic […]

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Wen Jiabao’s interview with CNN

0 by / on 28/09/2008, 07:08 / in Comment

CNN was the hate target of angry Chinese nationalists during the Tibetan protests. In March 2008 during his visit to Vietnam, Wen Jiabao in his interviews with international press used the phrase “the Dalai Lama’ in contrast to the usual term Dalai or Dalai clique that was favouved by the Chinese state media. Wen Jiabao’s use of the phrase lead […]

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Why Armchair Revolutionaries Hate Tibet

3 by / on 26/09/2008, 14:20 / in Comment

This is an original feature by High Peaks Pure Earth in response to Brendan O’Neill’s article titled, ‘Why Liberals Love Tibet’, published in the American Conservative. Although the article appeared in a right wing magazine, Brendan O’Neill was the former editor of the now defunct magazine Living Marxism and is currently a columnist for the British paper The Guardian. As […]

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“Advice to the Youth of the Land of Snow” By Lobsang Jamyang (Student)

1 by / on 22/09/2008, 13:59 / in Comment

It is sad to see some Tibetan youth idle away their time in pleasure-seeking. Our ancestors have left us with the rich culture and history, but what will we leave for our descendants? I. Understand Tibetan History It is extremely important for us Tibetans to learn about our own history so that we can learn from history and better prepared […]

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