Poetry

Poem: “I Am Tibetan” by Adong Paldothar

Poem: “I Am Tibetan” by Adong Paldothar

3 by / on 17/05/2010, 15:07 / in Poetry

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated another poem with the title “I Am Tibetan”. This poem was originally written in Chinese by a poet from Amdo called Adong Paldothar and was posted on Woeser’s blog on February 15, 2010 along with several other poems and a prose piece of the same title by various authors. To read the prose piece […]

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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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Earthquake in Tibet, Tibetan Netizens Express Grief and Solidarity

Earthquake in Tibet, Tibetan Netizens Express Grief and Solidarity

0 by / on 15/04/2010, 16:07 / in Poetry

Following on from our blogpost from yesterday, High Peaks Pure Earth has continued to monitor online reactions to the earthquake in Tibet by Tibetan netizens. Many expressions of grief and solidarity have appeared online on blogs and social networking sites in the forms of photos, poetry and statements. The photo below has appeared on several Tibetan blogs such as this […]

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Earthquake in Tibet, Initial Reactions from Tibetan Netizens

Earthquake in Tibet, Initial Reactions from Tibetan Netizens

6 by / on 14/04/2010, 12:58 / in Poetry

It has been reported both by Chinese state media and Western media that a 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck in Tibet early this morning, April 14, 2010. Whilst Chinese media refers to the affected area as the Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Yushu (玉树) in Qinghai province, Western media has been calling it Western or North Western China inhabited by “ethnic Tibetans” […]

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“I Am the Master of my Own Fate” by Woeser

“I Am the Master of my Own Fate” by Woeser

1 by / on 16/02/2010, 21:59 / in Poetry, Woeser

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost by Woeser that was originally written for Radio Free Asia on February 4, 2010 and posted on her blog on February 8, 2010. In this blogpost, Woeser refers to another Tibetan female poet and blogger called “Drugmo” who is based in Canada. In the week prior to this blogpost, Woeser had posted […]

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I Am Tibetan

I Am Tibetan

6 by / on 04/02/2010, 22:56 / in Poetry

High Peaks Pure Earth has noticed an upsurge in online activity by Tibetan netizens about being Tibetan and Tibetan identity. This video “I Am Tibetan” was first posted on a Chinese video-hosting website on December 19, 2009 and has been circulating widely. It came later to be posted on YouTube by a Tibetan called Jigdo and is now being disseminated by Tibetans all over […]

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More Poems to Obama by Tibetan Bloggers

More Poems to Obama by Tibetan Bloggers

0 by / on 02/12/2009, 23:35 / in Poetry

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated more poems to Obama. Our previous post was a long poem that had originally been written in Tibetan. The amusing short poem below was originally written in Chinese by a Tibetan and posted on his blog on November 22, 2009.    The question I ask Obama I am from Tibet I am a Tibetan […]

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“A Letter to President Obama” by a Tibetan Blogger

“A Letter to President Obama” by a Tibetan Blogger

1 by / on 01/12/2009, 00:38 / in Poetry

Obama’s first state visit to China generated huge online discussions amongst Chinese netizens but the Tibetan blogs were generally much quieter due to the political sensitivities surrounding the visit. However, High Peaks Pure Earth discovered and translated a letter written to President Obama by a Tibetan blogger in the form of a long poem which was posted on their blog on November […]

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Thus, We Vanish!

Thus, We Vanish!

0 by / on 20/04/2009, 18:25 / in Poetry

High Peaks Pure Earth has, as always, been looking for interesting blogposts to translate into English and noticed that most netizens seem to have heeded the request from webmasters not to post political messages. However, there are many posts written in verse which are passionate and demonstrate the mood in Tibet. Here is one poem that High Peaks Pure Earth […]

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The Return of TibetABC!

The Return of TibetABC!

1 by / on 22/03/2009, 22:50 / in News, Poetry

Having previously reported various closures and ‘technical maintenance’ incidents related to Tibetan language blogs, High Peaks Pure Earth is happy to report that the highly popular Tibetan language website www.tibetabc.cn is back online! We haven’t gone through each of the posts to see if any have been sanitised and cleansed of any inappropriate thoughts but just at quick glance, it […]

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