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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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Two poems about the Panchen Lama by Woeser

Two poems about the Panchen Lama by Woeser

1 by / on 29/10/2008, 18:50 / in Poetry, Woeser

These two poems about the Panchen Lama by Woeser were written ten years apart. The original poems (written in Chinese) can be read here on her previous blog. The translations of the two poems are taken from “Tibet’s True Heart“, copyright 2008 Ragged Banner Press and are used here by kind permission. Below is a short introduction by Woeser. Introduction: […]

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“How Did My Mother Participate in the Revolution?” By Woeser

“How Did My Mother Participate in the Revolution?” By Woeser

1 by / on 16/10/2008, 22:12 / in Woeser

This is a translation from Chinese to English by High Peaks Pure Earth. The original article was published on Woeser’s blog on 26th January 2007 and can be viewed here. This is the first time that it has been translated into English. In addition to being a fine poet, Woeser writes moving prose and is an accomplished essayist.     […]

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“Romance, Revelations and Revolutions: A Review of ‘Tibet’s True Heart’ – Selected Poems by Woeser

“Romance, Revelations and Revolutions: A Review of ‘Tibet’s True Heart’ – Selected Poems by Woeser

5 by / on 10/10/2008, 09:20 / in Book Reviews, Poetry, Woeser

Newspaper headlines describe Woeser as Tibet’s most famous woman writer and blogger and a lone Tibetan voice, intent on speaking out. Until now, Woeser has perhaps been best known as a Tibetan dissident writer whose blogs are banned and have either been repeatedly shut down in China or hacked by Chinese nationalists. Her collection of poems, short stories and essays […]

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“The Fear in Lhasa” – A Poem by Woeser

“The Fear in Lhasa” – A Poem by Woeser

0 by / on 24/08/2008, 20:15 / in Poetry, Woeser

A hurried farewell to Lhasa, Now a city of fear. A hurried farewell to Lhasa, Where the fear is greater than all the fear after ’59, ’69, and ’89 put together. A hurried farewell to Lhasa, Where the fear is in your breathing, in the beating of your heart, In the silence when you want to speak but don’t, In […]

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“The Fear in Lhasa, as Felt in Beijing” by Woeser

“The Fear in Lhasa, as Felt in Beijing” by Woeser

0 by / on 04/07/2008, 20:15 / in Woeser

“But oh that we might be As splinters of glass In cupped hands…” Aung San Suu Kyi Part I It was one day in April. When I met DZ, he was standing on the street with the lights just turned on near Saite Shopping centre, dully watching the never-ending flow of cars and people. Earlier, I had heard from JM […]

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