Articles by: High Peaks Pure Earth

“Ngapo Ngawang Jigme: The Death of an Historical Figure” by Woeser

“Ngapo Ngawang Jigme: The Death of an Historical Figure” by Woeser

13 by / on 05/01/2010, 06:55 / in Woeser

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost by Woeser that was originally written for Radio Free Asia on November 19, 2009 and posted on her blog on January 1, 2010. “Ngapo Ngawang Jigme: The Death of an Historical Figure” by Woeser At the beginning of 2009, Tibetans from Amdo, U-tsang and Kham commemorated their fellow Tibetans who had died […]

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The Most-Read Postings on High Peaks Pure Earth in 2009

1 by / on 31/12/2009, 15:23 / in News

A Happy New Year to all our readers from High Peaks Pure Earth! This has been the first full year of translations and blog postings on High Peaks Pure Earth, thank you all for reading, commenting and getting in touch. Expect to see not only more blog translations, commentary and original writings but also changes and improvements to the site […]

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“Tibet’s Water Pollution and China’s ‘Global Warming'” by Woeser

“Tibet’s Water Pollution and China’s ‘Global Warming'” by Woeser

0 by / on 21/12/2009, 22:46 / in Woeser

Photo taken by locals of mining area in Gyama Village High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost by Woeser that was originally written for Radio Free Asia on November 19, 2009 and posted on her blog on December 16, 2009. Please scroll down for more photos. Tibet’s Water Pollution and China’s “Global Warming” By Woeser Today, global warming is […]

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“When President Obama Spoke of  ‘Certain Fundamental Rights'” by Woeser

“When President Obama Spoke of ‘Certain Fundamental Rights'” by Woeser

0 by / on 11/12/2009, 14:56 / in Woeser

Left: Kunga Tsayang, Right: Kunchok Tsephel Woeser’s commentary on President Obama’s China visit was written for Radio Free Asia on November 19, 2009 and posted on her blog on November 27, 2009. This translated article first appeared online in Norwegian on the website Ny Tid (New Time) where Woeser is a guest columnist as part of their initiative “Voices Without Borders” – a […]

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From Woeser’s Blog: The People of Yajiang in Kham Petition for the Retrial of Tenzin Delek Rinpoche

From Woeser’s Blog: The People of Yajiang in Kham Petition for the Retrial of Tenzin Delek Rinpoche

0 by / on 09/12/2009, 15:14 / in Woeser

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost by Woeser that was posted earlier today on her blog. Woeser’s blogpost is the full text of a petition signed by followers of Tenzin Delek Rinpoche from the village of Nyagchukha in Kham (Ch: Yajiang, Sichuan Province) including several photos in which the fingerprints of the villagers are evident. Tenzin Delek Rinpoche […]

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Update on Tibetan Singer Tashi Dondrup

Update on Tibetan Singer Tashi Dondrup

1 by / on 04/12/2009, 20:51 / in Jamyang Kyi, Music, Woeser

According to an article published today in The Times newspaper: “Chinese authorities have arrested a popular young Tibetan singer, accusing him of composing subversive songs.” Tashi Dondrup was detained yesterday afternoon while in hiding in the western city of Xining, capital of Qinghai province, where he had taken refuge after the authorities banned his music.” The Times article was also […]

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More Poems to Obama by Tibetan Bloggers

More Poems to Obama by Tibetan Bloggers

0 by / on 02/12/2009, 23:35 / in Poetry

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated more poems to Obama. Our previous post was a long poem that had originally been written in Tibetan. The amusing short poem below was originally written in Chinese by a Tibetan and posted on his blog on November 22, 2009.    The question I ask Obama I am from Tibet I am a Tibetan […]

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“A Letter to President Obama” by a Tibetan Blogger

“A Letter to President Obama” by a Tibetan Blogger

1 by / on 01/12/2009, 00:38 / in Poetry

Obama’s first state visit to China generated huge online discussions amongst Chinese netizens but the Tibetan blogs were generally much quieter due to the political sensitivities surrounding the visit. However, High Peaks Pure Earth discovered and translated a letter written to President Obama by a Tibetan blogger in the form of a long poem which was posted on their blog on November […]

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Tibet Saves The World?: Tibetan and Chinese Bloggers Discuss “2012”

Tibet Saves The World?: Tibetan and Chinese Bloggers Discuss “2012”

8 by / on 27/11/2009, 11:30 / in Comment

Above: Screenshot of a Tibetan blogpost about “2012” High Peaks Pure Earth has been following Tibetan and Chinese blog reactions to the Hollywood film “2012”. Although China-watching blogs such as chinaSMACK have focused on the film’s treatment and depiction of China, there has been little translated about the prominent role that Tibet plays in the film. It seems that Tibetans […]

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“When the ‘Pillars of National Unity’ Turned Into Totems” by Woeser

“When the ‘Pillars of National Unity’ Turned Into Totems” by Woeser

0 by / on 05/11/2009, 14:00 / in Woeser

“Tibetans” “Uighurs” High Peaks Pure Earth has translated an article written by Woeser for Radio Free Asia on September 30, 2009 and posted on her blog on October 12, 2009. This article refers to the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China on October 1st in Beijing, where 56 pillars representing ethnic unity were […]

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