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Tibetan Bloggers and Citizen Journalists

Tibetan Bloggers and Citizen Journalists

0 by / on 20/02/2009, 00:45 / in Comment, News

High Peaks Pure Earth has discovered that netizens are posting reports of protests in their region on both Tibetan and Chinese language blog sites. We have found these two posts, the first was posted as a comment on Woeser’s blog. The second post was on the Tibetan language blog http://www.tibetabc.cn/u/father/archives/2009/200922012619.html and refers to protests in Lithang that have already been […]

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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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An Address from the Tibetan "Obama"

An Address from the Tibetan "Obama"

0 by / on 19/01/2009, 20:15 / in Comment

High Peaks Pure Earth has discovered that a Tibetan has started a blog under the name of Obama and writes blogposts addressed to Tibetan readers (photo of the blog below). The blog is hosted on http://www.tibetcul.com, founded in 2003 by brothers Wangchuk Tseten (dBang phyug tshe brtan) and Tsewang Norbu (Tshe dbang nor bu) from Lanzhou, in Gansu Province. The […]

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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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