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“Jampel! Jampel!” Memorial Show in Lhasa for Late Tibetan Artist Jampel

“Jampel! Jampel!” Memorial Show in Lhasa for Late Tibetan Artist Jampel

0 by / on 24/05/2011, 11:58 / in News

A memorial show was held by the Gedun Choephel Artists’ Guild in Lhasa on May 15, 2011 to commemorate the passing of young Tibetan artist Jampel (Full name, Choenyi Jampel).   Born in 1981, Jampel was involved in a fatal car crash on March 29, 2011 and his loss is a tragic blow for contemporary Tibetan art. The photos below […]

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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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Problem Loading Page: Tibetan Blogs and Social Networking Site Inaccessible

Problem Loading Page: Tibetan Blogs and Social Networking Site Inaccessible

1 by / on 09/03/2011, 17:45 / in News

Here at High Peaks Pure Earth we are in our third year of monitoring Tibetan blogs and social networking sites. At around this time every year, we usually notice Tibetan bloggers either posting less than usual or unable to, due to sites being closed down. Sometimes the closure of sites are temporary and sometimes they are permanent. We previously translated […]

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“One Year On: Dolkar’s Blogpost Following Her Second Prison Visit”

“One Year On: Dolkar’s Blogpost Following Her Second Prison Visit”

2 by / on 17/01/2011, 19:04 / in News

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost by Dolkar, wife of Karma Samdrup, that was written and posted on her blog on January 3, 2011. The blogpost was re-posted the same day on Woeser’s blog and the introduction below is written by Woeser, who is friends with both Karma Samdrup and Dolkar, see Woeser’s earlier blogpost “Remembering the First […]

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The Most-Read Postings on High Peaks Pure Earth in 2010

The Most-Read Postings on High Peaks Pure Earth in 2010

2 by / on 01/01/2011, 09:53 / in News

“Bidding farewell to 2010” Image taken from Tibetan poet Gade Tsering’s blog A Happy New Year to all High Peaks Pure Earth readers! 2010 was the second full year of translations and blog postings on High Peaks Pure Earth, thank you all for reading, commenting, supporting, sharing and getting in touch. We are happy to see so many of you not […]

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Tibet on the Google Books N-Gram Viewer

Tibet on the Google Books N-Gram Viewer

0 by / on 17/12/2010, 12:02 / in News

High Peaks Pure Earth has been looking at the newly released Google Books N-Gram Viewer from Google Labs. After reading two blogposts about the Viewer, one related to academic research and one related to food, we thought we’d also give it a try!Basically the N-Gram Viewer searches through the entire Google Books database and charts the frequency of the word(s) you have entered […]

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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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Tibetan Students in Beijing Protest for Tibetan Language; Tibetan Netizens Show Support Online

Tibetan Students in Beijing Protest for Tibetan Language; Tibetan Netizens Show Support Online

4 by / on 22/10/2010, 08:52 / in News

High Peaks Pure Earth has noticed a lot of online activity by Tibetans over the last few days related to Tibetan language. As reported by international media, Tibetan students in Rebkong and Chabcha in Amdo (Qinghai province) and Tawu in Kham (Sichuan province) have been protesting over plans to restrict the use of Tibetan language in classrooms. Now the protests […]

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Online Profile of Tibetan Businessman Dorje Tashi, Sentenced to Life Imprisonment

Online Profile of Tibetan Businessman Dorje Tashi, Sentenced to Life Imprisonment

0 by / on 14/08/2010, 20:54 / in News

High Peaks Pure Earth has been following the case of high-profile Tibetan businessman Dorje Tashi. According to international media reports, Dorje Tashi was sentenced to life imprisonment on June 26, 2010, after a three-day trial by the Lhasa Municipality Intermediate People’s Court.Despite Dorje Tashi’s arrest having taken place sometime after the protests in Lhasa in March 2008, this has been […]

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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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