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“East Turkestan Through the Eyes of a Tibetan” By Woeser

As I was reading all sorts of news about East Turkestan, I remembered my travels to the southern areas in the autumn of 2003: Turpan, Keriye, Khotan, Karakash, Qaaghiliq, Yeken, Yengisar, Kashgar, Maralbeshi, Bay, Kuchar, Chaqiliq… All these Uyghur names are unforgettable. From the photos that I took back then, the most unforgettable ones are those showing the beautiful children in the old town of Kashgar. These boys and girls have all grown into young adults, but are they well? The picture shows me with the children, it was taken by Wang Lixiong.

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost by Woeser, originally written for the Mandarin service of Radio Free Asia in August 2018, and published on her blog on September 22, 2018. Read more

December 5, 2018 / by / Tags: , , , , , ,
Chinese Language School Textbook Angers Tibetans on WeChat

Photo of the primary school textbook

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a selection of WeChat posts from March this year about a controversial passage in a primary school textbook that had Tibetans outraged about what they saw as misrepresentation and distortion of facts. Read more

November 21, 2018 / by / Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
Woeser’s Instagram Posts from Lhasa, June 2018

Screenshot of Woeser’s Instagram feed

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a selection of Woeser’s posts on her Instagram account from Lhasa posted in June 2018. Woeser’s return to Lhasa from Beijing in April was the first time she had been allowed to return to the city since November 2014. She has since left Lhasa again but we will continue to post translations of her Instagram captions. Read more

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Do you know the “Trunglha Yarsol” Festival to Celebrate the Birthday of His Holiness?” By Woeser

The ban order attached to a tree in Trunglha Village (Photo taken by Wang Lixiong on July 6, 2001).

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost by Woeser, originally written for the Mandarin service of Radio Free Asia on July 6, 2018, and published on her blog on July 17, 2018. Read more

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“Collecting Eyewitness Accounts in Lhasa”: An Interview That Made Me Continue to Think About the Cultural Revolution in Tibet – Part 7 By Woeser

The female Tibetan doctor Tsephel came from Lhasa’s famous Nyarongsha aristocratic doctor’s family. During the Cultural Revolution, she and her parents who were also famous medical doctors and educators and her elder brother were denounced by marching through the streets. (Photo taken by Woeser at the time of interview in February 2003)

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost by Woeser, originally written for the Mandarin service of Radio Free Asia and published on her blog on April 27, 2018. This is the seventh essay in a long series of posts about the Cultural Revolution in Tibet. Read more

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