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To All Those Longing and Hoping, Summer is Approaching, the Dragon Boat Festival has Arrived!

To All Those Longing and Hoping, Summer is Approaching, the Dragon Boat Festival has Arrived!

1 by / on 16/07/2009, 08:53 / in Comment

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost originally written in Chinese by a Tibetan blogger calling himself “The Lost Curse” and was prompted by the Dragon Boat Festival holiday* (端午节 – duanwu jie) which this year fell on May 28th. The Chinese government grants a 3-day holiday for the Dragon Boat Festival that this year also coincided with the Tibetan […]

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“Courage and Wisdom: The Inspiration of the ‘Lama Jigme Incident’ for Tibetans in Tibet” by Tashibod

“Courage and Wisdom: The Inspiration of the ‘Lama Jigme Incident’ for Tibetans in Tibet” by Tashibod

1 by / on 26/05/2009, 11:05 / in Comment

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated an article by Tashibod that was originally written in Chinese and published on the website “Democratic China” and also on Woeser’s blog earlier this month. Regular High Peaks Pure Earth will be familiar with Lama Jigme’s story as his testimony, arrest and release have all been documented here in the past. Also highly recommended […]

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A Day of Pain

A Day of Pain

7 by / on 22/04/2009, 15:15 / in Comment

We reported in an earlier post here that hotels in China were discriminating against Tibetans and Uigyurs. Since last March 2008 the official media’s depiction of Tibetans as terrorists has infiltrated to every level and Tibetans travelling in China still face discrimination and hostility from the public. High Peaks Pure Earth brings you a personal account of an example of […]

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Splittism Must Be Opposed!

Splittism Must Be Opposed!

3 by / on 19/02/2009, 00:59 / in Comment

High Peaks Pure Earth readers who follow news from Tibet closely know that ‘Opposing Splittism’ is one of the main campaigns in Tibet, here we found an interesting take on opposing splittism by a blogger named Kardzewa (dkar mdzes ba). We haven’t translated the comments but the readers ask Who are the Splittists?   Splittism Must Be Opposed All sentient […]

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Going Minzu

Going Minzu

4 by / on 27/01/2009, 15:50 / in Comment

It’s quite common nowadays for words with Chinese origin to be incorporated into our daily English speaking lives − we think nothing of talking about feng shui, doing qi gong, eating tofu or cultivating our yin and yang properties. We need these words to describe things, or concepts, such as losing face, that are lacking in English language and culture. Now […]

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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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