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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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“The Cultural Revolution Has Not Been Purged”: An Interview That Made Me Continue to Think About the Cultural Revolution in Tibet – Part 6 By Woeser

Red Guards changed the name of Norbulingka, the summer residence of the Dalai Lama, into “People’s Park”. Underneath the centre portrait of Mao, the man with the glasses and the peaked cap is the main creator of Lhasa’s Red Guards, Tao Changsong. (Photo by Tsering Dorje)

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 February 20, 2018. This is the sixth essay in a long series of posts about the Cultural Revolution in Tibet. Read more

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High Peaks Pure Earth Summer 2018 Reading List

A Selection of the Summer 2018 Reading List

High Peaks Pure Earth presents the Summer 2018 Reading List! We've updated the previous Winter Reading List to include 26 (!) more titles covering the span of the entire Tibetan Buddhist world. Please note the reading list is best viewed on your computer’s browser, each link opens in a new tab. Read more

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“Pastures of Change: Contemporary Adaptations and Transformations among Nomadic Pastoralists of Eastern Tibet” By Gillian Tan

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Published by Springer in April 2018, "Pastures of Change: Contemporary Adaptations and Transformations among Nomadic Pastoralists of Eastern Tibet" by Gillian Tan offers a novel examination of socio-environmental change in a nomadic pastoralist area of the eastern Tibetan plateau.  Read more

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“The Battle for Fortune: State-Led Development, Personhood, and Power among Tibetans in China” By Charlene Makley

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Published in May 2018 by Cornell University Press, "The Battle for Fortune: State-Led Development, Personhood, and Power among Tibetans in China" by Charlene Makley looks at the rising stakes of Tibetans’ encounters with Chinese state-led development projects in the early 2000s. The book builds upon anthropology’s qualitative approach to personhood, power and space to rethink the premises and consequences of economic development campaigns in China's multi-ethnic northwestern province of Qinghai. Read more

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