Articles by: High Peaks Pure Earth

Going Minzu

Going Minzu

4 by / on 27/01/2009, 15:50 / in Comment

It’s quite common nowadays for words with Chinese origin to be incorporated into our daily English speaking lives − we think nothing of talking about feng shui, doing qi gong, eating tofu or cultivating our yin and yang properties. We need these words to describe things, or concepts, such as losing face, that are lacking in English language and culture. Now […]

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More from Tibetan bloggers about Tibetan New Year

More from Tibetan bloggers about Tibetan New Year

2 by / on 25/01/2009, 02:30 / in Poetry

Tibetan netizens are really having heated debates about Losar, Tibetan New Year celebrations. The Tibetan language internet forums and blogs are full of posts diccussing the issue. Most of the posts are opposed to the celebration of Losar this year. There are two points about Losar, the first issue is whether Tibetans should celebrate Chinese New Year or not and […]

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Tibetan bloggers discuss Tibetan New Year

Tibetan bloggers discuss Tibetan New Year

2 by / on 23/01/2009, 00:50 / in Comment

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a Tibetan blogpost on the subject of Tibetan festivals and celebratory days. On January 16th 2009, the TAR Regional Government announced that March 28 of every year will be observed as “Serfs Emancipation Day”. The institution of a new celebratory day in Tibet is clearly an attempt to alter Tibet’s historical memory and enforce […]

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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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An Address from the Tibetan "Obama"

An Address from the Tibetan "Obama"

0 by / on 19/01/2009, 20:15 / in Comment

High Peaks Pure Earth has discovered that a Tibetan has started a blog under the name of Obama and writes blogposts addressed to Tibetan readers (photo of the blog below). The blog is hosted on http://www.tibetcul.com, founded in 2003 by brothers Wangchuk Tseten (dBang phyug tshe brtan) and Tsewang Norbu (Tshe dbang nor bu) from Lanzhou, in Gansu Province. The […]

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“Letter to Chakmo-la” by Jamyang Kyi

1 by / on 19/01/2009, 02:23 / in Jamyang Kyi

Jamyang Kyi posted on her blog a letter addressed to her friend Chakmo (lCags mo). She notes that the letter was written in October 2008 but was only posted on her blog on 31 December 2008. High Peaks Pure Earth has been monitoring Jamyang Kyi’s blog and when she didn’t post for several months over the summer of 2008, we […]

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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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The Very Last Note from Tsawa Danyuk

The Very Last Note from Tsawa Danyuk

2 by / on 14/01/2009, 10:40 / in Jamyang Kyi

  High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a note from Tsawa Danyuk that Jamyang Kyi posted on her blog on 2nd January 2009 (photo of the blogpost below). It appears that this writer is either missing or has fled abroad. We are not certain if Tsawa Danyuk is another blogger or whether the note was sent to Jamyang Kyi. It […]

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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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“To Go Sherab Gyatso la” by Jamyang Kyi

“To Go Sherab Gyatso la” by Jamyang Kyi

2 by / on 05/01/2009, 22:39 / in Jamyang Kyi

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a letter to Go Sherab Gyatso that Jamyang Kyi wrote on 25th July 2008 and posted on her blog on 31st July 2008. In an earlier posting, a letter to her friend Norzin Wangmo, Jamyang Kyi had said “Go Sherab Gyatso (sGo she rab rgya tsho), the one you were enquiring about, was arrested […]

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