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Landslide Induced by Frenzied Mining at Hometown of Songtsen Gampo is said to be a “Natural Disaster” By Woeser

Landslide Induced by Frenzied Mining at Hometown of Songtsen Gampo is said to be a “Natural Disaster” By Woeser

1 by / on 09/04/2013, 00:02 / in Comment, News, Woeser

High Peaks Pure Earth presents an English translation of a blogpost by Woeser written on March 30, 2013, and published on her blog on the same day. The blogpost was written by Woeser in immediate response to the fatal landslide in Gyama Valley in central Tibet that engulfed a gold mining area. As mentioned in the blogpost, Woeser has long […]

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“I am Like an Isolated Patient with an Infectious Disease” By Woeser

“I am Like an Isolated Patient with an Infectious Disease” By Woeser

4 by / on 21/03/2013, 04:00 / in Comment, News, Woeser

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost by Woeser written in Lhasa on November 15, 2012, for the Tibetan service of Radio Free Asia and published on her blog on December 15, 2012. In the process of leaving Beijing and being in Lhasa for a considerable period of time towards the end of 2012, Woeser published many blogposts about […]

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The Most-Read Postings on High Peaks Pure Earth in 2012

The Most-Read Postings on High Peaks Pure Earth in 2012

0 by / on 01/01/2013, 21:58 / in News, Woeser

A Happy New Year to all High Peaks Pure Earth readers! 2012 was the fourth full year of translations and blog postings on High Peaks Pure Earth, thank you all for reading, commenting, supporting, sharing and getting in touch. It was also the year we had a re-design and unveiled the new site which also has pages in Tibetan and […]

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“Remembering the Missing Monk Golog Jigme” By Woeser

“Remembering the Missing Monk Golog Jigme” By Woeser

2 by / on 06/12/2012, 22:25 / in News, Woeser

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost by Woeser written on October 11, 2012 for the Tibetan service of Radio Free Asia and posted on her blog on October 17, 2012. Even though it has been almost two months since this blogpost was written, Golog Jigme’s whereabouts still remain unknown. Strange events are unfolding, just last week on November […]

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A Song by Lolo: “Raise the Tibetan Flag, Children of the Snowland”

A Song by Lolo: “Raise the Tibetan Flag, Children of the Snowland”

3 by / on 05/12/2012, 16:37 / in Music, Music from Tibet, News

“Raise the Tibetan Flag, Children of the Snowland” By Lolo from HPeaks on Vimeo. This Wednesday, following on from our previous music videos by Dawoe, Choegon and Gebey, High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a song by a detained 29 year old Tibetan singer called Lolo. According to Radio Free Asia, Lolo was arrested on April 19, 2012 in Yushu Tibetan […]

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“The Responsibility for the Ngapo Jigme Incident Lies with Radio Free Asia and not with Tibetan Exile Society” By Woeser

“The Responsibility for the Ngapo Jigme Incident Lies with Radio Free Asia and not with Tibetan Exile Society” By Woeser

2 by / on 27/11/2012, 11:13 / in Comment, News, Woeser

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost written by Woeser on November 21, 2012 and posted on her blog on the same day. This blogpost is a follow up to Woeser’s blogpost of November 9, 2012, titled “Why Was Ngapo Jigme, Director of Radio Free Asia’s Tibetan Service, Suddenly Dismissed?”. Following the dismissal of Ngapo Jigme, Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, Chairman of […]

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“Why Was Ngapo Jigme, Director of Radio Free Asia’s Tibetan Service, Suddenly Dismissed?” By Woeser

“Why Was Ngapo Jigme, Director of Radio Free Asia’s Tibetan Service, Suddenly Dismissed?” By Woeser

54 by / on 13/11/2012, 15:20 / in Comment, News, Woeser

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost written by Woeser on November 8, 2012 from her home in Lhasa and posted on her blog on November 9, 2012. The recent sudden dismissal of the head of the Tibetan service of Washington D.C based Radio Free Asia (RFA) is the topic of Woeser’s blogpost. Despite this dramatic event taking place, Tibetan […]

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Tashi Rabten Writes A Letter From Prison

Tashi Rabten Writes A Letter From Prison

4 by / on 07/11/2012, 16:48 / in News

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a letter written in prison by Tibetan writer, poet and editor Tashi Rabten who writes under the pen name of Therang. The letter was simply posted on a Tibetan blog on November 4, 2012 with no background information given. From the letter we learn that Tashi Rabten is currently being held in Mianyang Prison in Sichuan […]

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A Public Notice From Amdo Banning Photos of the Dalai Lama

A Public Notice From Amdo Banning Photos of the Dalai Lama

2 by / on 16/10/2012, 00:47 / in Comment, News

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a public notice of September 17, 2012, as seen in Rongwo Township, in Rebkong County, Amdo, that has been circulating widely among Tibetan netizens over the last few days. With the combination of ongoing self-immolations in Tibet and the forthcoming 18th Party Congress next month, security in Tibet is high. What’s interesting to note is […]

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Screenshot of Jamyang Kyi's Blog

“Misfortune Falls On Businessman Tashi from Nangchen” By Jamyang Kyi

2 by / on 02/10/2012, 16:08 / in Jamyang Kyi, News

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost by well-known Tibetan writer Jamyang Kyi that was written and published on her blog on September 15, 2012. Jamyang Kyi writes compassionately about a Tibetan businessman she knows and respects called Tashi who is from Nangchen County in Kham, the same area that was hit by a massive earthquake in April 2010. […]

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