Woeser

“I Took to the Streets, and What I Want is Freedom and Rights” by Woeser

“I Took to the Streets, and What I Want is Freedom and Rights” by Woeser

1 by / on 25/02/2009, 09:05 / in Woeser

March 2008, Labrang in Amdo (Chinese: Xiahe) Today, on the first day of the Year of the Earth-Ox 2136, High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost by Woeser that was originally written for Radio Free Asia on 19th February 2009 and posted on her blog on 24th February 2009. “I Took to the Streets, and What I Want is […]

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“A Great ‘Civil Disobedience’ Spreading Throughout All of Tibet” by Woeser

“A Great ‘Civil Disobedience’ Spreading Throughout All of Tibet” by Woeser

0 by / on 19/02/2009, 18:00 / in Woeser

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost by Woeser that was originally written for Radio Free Asia on 29th January 2009 and posted on her blog on 4th February 2009. As already documented by High Peaks Pure Earth, Tibetans not celebrating Chinese New Year (Spring Festival) or Tibetan New Year (Losar) this year has been the subject of much […]

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“What Kinds of Songs are ‘Reactionary Songs’?” by Woeser

“What Kinds of Songs are ‘Reactionary Songs’?” by Woeser

3 by / on 29/01/2009, 01:00 / in Music, Woeser

High Peaks Pure Earth is posting a translation of a post from Woeser’s blog that was posted on 13th January 2009 titled “What kinds of songs are ‘reactionary songs’?”. It is through sheer coincidence that whilst reading Woeser’s post and thinking about what she wrote, High Peaks Pure Earth received news that the well-known Amdo singer Tenzin, who owns a […]

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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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“Let Us Make Lamp Offerings and Light Candles to Commemorate the Souls of the Deceased” by Woeser

“Let Us Make Lamp Offerings and Light Candles to Commemorate the Souls of the Deceased” by Woeser

4 by / on 16/01/2009, 10:09 / in Woeser

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost by Woeser originally written for Radio Free Asia on 8th January 2009 and posted on her blog on 14th January 2009. “Let Us Make Lamp Offerings and Light Candles to Commemorate the Souls of the Deceased” by Woeser At the beginning of the New Year, the various festivals with best wishes have […]

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“‘Ethnic cleansing’ in Lhasa” by Woeser

“‘Ethnic cleansing’ in Lhasa” by Woeser

2 by / on 10/01/2009, 18:00 / in Woeser

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost by Woeser originally written for Radio Free Asia on 17th November 2008 and posted on her blog on 17th December 2008. The rise in discrimination towards Tibetans within the PRC has been documented before on High Peaks Pure Earth but in this post Woeser goes into the minutiae of the bureaucracy behind […]

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Dergé − A Poem by Woeser

Dergé − A Poem by Woeser

0 by / on 25/12/2008, 00:15 / in Poetry, Woeser

Photo of Tsering Dorje taken in Lhasa in 1959   On the 17th anniversary of his death, High Peaks Pure Earth is posting a poem written by Woeser in 1992 dedicated to her father Tsering Dorje.   Dergé For my father This scripture, also, vanished before sunrise on the Lesser Chill. I plunged my face in my hands and wept. […]

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“The Sudden Appearance of Advertisements for the Sale of Guns all over Tibet is Not A Joke” by Woeser

“The Sudden Appearance of Advertisements for the Sale of Guns all over Tibet is Not A Joke” by Woeser

0 by / on 19/12/2008, 19:03 / in Woeser

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a recent blogpost by Woeser that was published on her blog on 15th December 2008. Of course it was Deng Xiaoping who said “to get rich is glorious” and it seems that that saying still applies – and there are so many ways to get rich in China. This year, Tibet has brought unexpected […]

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“An Owner and His Pet – Tibetan/Han Relations” by Woeser

“An Owner and His Pet – Tibetan/Han Relations” by Woeser

0 by / on 15/12/2008, 10:40 / in Woeser

This new translation by High Peaks Pure Earth of a blogpost by Woeser from 24th June 2008 focuses on Chinese/Tibetan relations and was written at the height of unrest and tensions that had started in Lhasa on March 10th. It was from 14th March this year that the Han fascination with all things Tibet suddenly stopped, a phenomenon that Woeser […]

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“Is it A Hotel or Is it A Temple?” by Woeser

“Is it A Hotel or Is it A Temple?” by Woeser

9 by / on 25/11/2008, 22:25 / in Woeser

The following blog post was originally written for Radio Free Asia by Woeser and published on her blog on August 22nd 2007. For High Peaks Pure Earth readers who are curious about Laurence J. Brahm, read about his books on China Tibet Information Center’s website and more about him on China Today’s website. Following the opening of the Qinghai-Tibet railway, […]

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