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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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*UPDATED* Tsampa Eaters and Sweet Tea Drinkers: Tibetan Identity Assertion Through Food

*UPDATED* Tsampa Eaters and Sweet Tea Drinkers: Tibetan Identity Assertion Through Food

4 by / on 13/02/2011, 14:42 / in Comment

High Peaks Pure Earth has updated this post from January 19, 2011 to include some more interesting food-related trivia and new photos. We are keeping the original post up on the previous URL here. Since publishing this post as part of GOOD’s “Food for Thinkers” week-long online blog festival, we have received great feedback and information. We have also read […]

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Tsampa Eaters and Sweet Tea Drinkers: Tibetan Identity Assertion Through Food

Tsampa Eaters and Sweet Tea Drinkers: Tibetan Identity Assertion Through Food

5 by / on 19/01/2011, 15:49 / in Comment

High Peaks Pure Earth is thrilled to be taking part in GOODs Food for Thinkers – a week-long, distributed, online conversation looking at food writing from as wide and unusual a variety of perspectives as possible taking place between January 18 and January 23, 2011.Tibet may not exactly be renowned as a home for exotic cuisine but food makes an […]

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Tibetans Write A Letter to the State To Air Grievances

Tibetans Write A Letter to the State To Air Grievances

1 by / on 22/12/2010, 22:05 / in Comment

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated an anonymous letter that appeared on a Tibetan blog on October 19, 2010, this was the time when Tibetan language protests were taking place in Amdo. The letter was posted onto this blog on TibetCul but had already been removed just two days later. The blogpost does not provide any details or commentary on […]

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Harry Potter Returns to Tibet!

Harry Potter Returns to Tibet!

6 by / on 01/12/2010, 21:00 / in Comment, News

Back in October 2008, we here at High Peaks Pure Earth wrote a blogpost about the first Harry Potter book, “Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone” that had been translated into Tibetan (via Chinese) by Norkyil Buchung Gyal (???????????????????? Nor dkyil Bu chung rgyal). It’s been over two years since we wrote that blogpost but we have constantly received emails enquiring after […]

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“Fish Speaking Back to Ichthyologists”: Two Blogposts on Chinese Tourists in Tibet

“Fish Speaking Back to Ichthyologists”: Two Blogposts on Chinese Tourists in Tibet

4 by / on 26/11/2010, 09:23 / in Comment

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated two blogposts written by young Tibetan netizens on similar topics, Chinese tourists in Tibet and their attitudes to Tibetans. The number of Chinese tourists to Tibet has dramatically increased over the past years and this looks set to continue with a number of luxury hotels either just opened or set to open over the […]

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The Virtual Sweet Tea House: An Overview of the Tibetan Cyberspace

The Virtual Sweet Tea House: An Overview of the Tibetan Cyberspace

1 by / on 24/09/2010, 18:27 / in Comment, Woeser

Screenshot from a Tibetan blog High Peaks Pure Earth is posting an original article originally written on the occasion of BlogDay, August 31, 2010. The article is a general overview of the Tibetan blogosphere and was first posted on this site I Heart Tibet. It was also later re-posted on The Comment Factory. Apologies for the late posting on High […]

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"Going Home" By Dolkar Tso

"Going Home" By Dolkar Tso

3 by / on 23/07/2010, 21:54 / in Comment, News

Screenshot of Dolkar Tso’s 5th Blog High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost by Dolkar Tso which was posted on her blog on July 21, 2010. Dolkar Tso is the wife of businessman, environmentalist and philanthropist Karma Samdrup, sentenced to 15 years in prison on June 24, 2010 in Xinjiang on charges of alleged “grave-robbing”. Dolkar Tso started blogging […]

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