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A Tibetan Blogger Shares Her Views on Tibetan Restaurants

A Tibetan Blogger Shares Her Views on Tibetan Restaurants

1 by / on 05/04/2012, 15:04 / in Comment

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost by a female Tibetan blogger that was posted on her AmdoTibet blog on December 19, 2011.  Here at High Peaks Pure Earth we love food and all things food-related, today’s blogpost reminded us about the article about Tibetan identity assertion through food that we published last year. This blogpost continues the themes we […]

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“Breaking out of Tibet’s Predicament Should Start from Village Autonomy” By Woeser

“Breaking out of Tibet’s Predicament Should Start from Village Autonomy” By Woeser

0 by / on 02/04/2012, 13:59 / 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 27, 2012. This post is a follow up to last week’s “How Do We Get Out of This Predicament?”. At the time of Woeser’s post, exile Tibetan Jamphel Yeshi had self-immolated […]

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Satirical Poem “Treaty on Man” By Detained Tibetan Writer Dawa Dorje

Satirical Poem “Treaty on Man” By Detained Tibetan Writer Dawa Dorje

3 by / on 29/03/2012, 12:14 / in Comment, Poetry

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated extracts from a poem by Dawa Dorje titled “Treaty on Man” (མི་ཡི་བསྟན་བཅོས་). According to the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy, Dawa Dorje, a writer in his 20s, has been detained since February 3, 2012. Originally from Deru County, Nagchu Prefecture, in the Tibet Autonomous Region, a February 13, 2012, report from Radio Free […]

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“How Do We Get Out of This Predicament?” By Woeser

“How Do We Get Out of This Predicament?” By Woeser

4 by / on 26/03/2012, 22:49 / 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 25, 2012. Actually for this post it’s not strictly accurate to say this is by Woeser as most of the piece re-posts an article by her husband Wang Lixiong titled “Apart […]

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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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