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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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"Praying" – A Blogpost by Dolkar Tso, Wife of Karma Samdrup

"Praying" – A Blogpost by Dolkar Tso, Wife of Karma Samdrup

3 by / on 23/06/2010, 16:59 / in Comment, News

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost by Dolkar Tso, wife of businessman and environmentalist Karma Samdrup, which was written on June 22, 2010 and posted on her blog on June 23, 2010. The blogpost is an account of the first day of the trial of Karma Samdrup which took place in Yanqi county, Xinjiang, but was online merely […]

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"The Reality That Came to the Surface After the Earthquake" By Woeser

"The Reality That Came to the Surface After the Earthquake" By Woeser

0 by / on 07/05/2010, 16:01 / in Comment, Woeser

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost by Woeser that was originally written for Radio Free Asia on April 21, 2010 in Beijing and posted on her blog on April 26, 2010.   This is the first blogpost by Woeser to reflect on the earthquake in Kham. Since this article she has written more on the earthquake which will be […]

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Earthquake in Tibet, Letter from a Tibetan monk in the Earthquake Area

Earthquake in Tibet, Letter from a Tibetan monk in the Earthquake Area

0 by / on 05/05/2010, 21:49 / in Comment, News

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a letter from a Tibetan monk originally written in Tibetan on April 21, 2010 from Kyegudo, the area in Kham affected by the April 14 earthquake. The letter gives a personal perspective on the relief work on the ground, insights into the amount of work done by monks and nuns and criticises the Chinese […]

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“I Am Tibetan” Poetry and Prose Pieces

“I Am Tibetan” Poetry and Prose Pieces

3 by / on 03/05/2010, 14:04 / in Comment, Poetry

High Peaks Pure Earth has been following the online activity related to pride in Tibetan identity. Our first posting about this was in the run up to Losar, Tibetan New Year. More recently, we noted the continuation of these feelings expressed online in the aftermath of the Kham earthquake.  Over the Losar period, Tibetan writer Woeser posted several poetry and […]

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“Who is Really Safeguarding Lhasa?” By Woeser

“Who is Really Safeguarding Lhasa?” By Woeser

0 by / on 22/04/2010, 22:57 / in Comment, Woeser

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost by Woeser that was originally written for Radio Free Asia on March 23, 2010 in Lhasa and posted on her blog on April 3, 2010.   This article continues a series of blogposts written by Woeser from Lhasa and focuses on a type of person, commonly Chinese, called a 藏漂 (zang piao), a […]

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The Tradition of ‘Gu-thug’ Before Losar

The Tradition of ‘Gu-thug’ Before Losar

4 by / on 08/02/2010, 21:46 / in Comment

As Losar (Tibetan New Year) is quickly approaching this year on February 14, and Tibetans in Tibet and all over the world are proudly asserting their Tibetan identity, what better way to start the year 2137 with a traditional bowl of hot steaming Gu-thug on Friday evening?  High Peaks Pure Earth would not want anyone to partake in this tradition […]

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