History

“My Conversation with Dawa, a Lhasa Red Guard Who Took Part in the Smashing of the Jokhang Temple” By Woeser

“My Conversation with Dawa, a Lhasa Red Guard Who Took Part in the Smashing of the Jokhang Temple” By Woeser

0 by / on 08/08/2017, 20:57 / in Comment, History, Interview, Latest, Woeser

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost by Woeser, originally published by the Mandarin service of Radio Free Asia and then posted on her blog on October 30, 2016.

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Migmar: “That Was When I saw that Half the Place was Filled with Messily Piled Up Buddhist Statues” By Woeser

Migmar: “That Was When I saw that Half the Place was Filled with Messily Piled Up Buddhist Statues” By Woeser

0 by / on 05/07/2017, 14:38 / in History, Latest, Woeser

First hand testimonies from the Cultural Revolution in Tibet.

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Zha Yuan: “When the Red Guard Teachers and Students of our Two Schools Went to the Imperial Academy to Arrest Panchen Rinpoche” By Woeser

Zha Yuan: “When the Red Guard Teachers and Students of our Two Schools Went to the Imperial Academy to Arrest Panchen Rinpoche” By Woeser

0 by / on 28/06/2017, 20:54 / in Comment, History, Latest, Woeser

  High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost by Woeser, originally written for the Mandarin service of Radio Free Asia and published on her blog on May 22, 2017.

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Drungtok Kelsang Norbu – The Man Who Designed Tibetan Paper Money

Drungtok Kelsang Norbu – The Man Who Designed Tibetan Paper Money

0 by / on 07/06/2017, 23:44 / in History, Latest

High Peaks Pure Earth presents an English translation of a short piece that circulated on WeChat on May 18, 2017, about artist and designer of Tibetan paper currency Drungtok Kelsang Norbu (1910-1966).

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“I Too Can Speak About Education” By Alak Dorshi

“I Too Can Speak About Education” By Alak Dorshi

1 by / on 14/04/2017, 15:11 / in Comment, History

As the online debate surrounding proposed “reforms” to bilingual education in Amdo continues, High Peaks Pure Earth presents an English translation of an important voice in that debate, that of prominent lama, scholar and Professor, Alak Dorshi (Dorshi Rinpoche). 

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“What Advertisements Were in the Most Interesting Tibetan Language Newspaper in History?”

“What Advertisements Were in the Most Interesting Tibetan Language Newspaper in History?”

2 by / on 01/03/2017, 14:59 / in Comment, History

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a post from the WeChat channel of Melong Art that looks at advertisements printed in the “Tibet Mirror”, a newspaper that was published in Tibetan from Kalimpong, India, between 1925 and 1963. The post was first circulated on WeChat on November 26, 2011 and has had over 11,000 views to date.

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