Articles by: High Peaks Pure Earth

Splittism Must Be Opposed!

Splittism Must Be Opposed!

3 by / on 19/02/2009, 00:59 / in Comment

High Peaks Pure Earth readers who follow news from Tibet closely know that ‘Opposing Splittism’ is one of the main campaigns in Tibet, here we found an interesting take on opposing splittism by a blogger named Kardzewa (dkar mdzes ba). We haven’t translated the comments but the readers ask Who are the Splittists?   Splittism Must Be Opposed All sentient […]

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Angry Tibetan Netizens

Angry Tibetan Netizens

0 by / on 16/02/2009, 18:45 / in News

Chinese internet users have given us some colourful terms such human flesh search engines, where netizens track down individuals for public humilation, sometimes this could be exposing corrupt officials, other times it targets innocent people who have angered netizens. The angry netizens are ruthless in their attack and criticism, the sheer number of internet users in China means that thousands […]

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“Do you know the singer named Tashi Dondrup” By Jamyang Kyi

“Do you know the singer named Tashi Dondrup” By Jamyang Kyi

2 by / on 12/02/2009, 13:54 / in Jamyang Kyi

What happened? After our last post reporting that the Tibetan blogosphere is quiet, suddenly yesterday it became alive again with new posts. Did High Peaks Pure Earth have anything to do with this? Maybe our friends in Tibet heard we were thirsting for new posts to read. Anyway, we are glad to see bloggers are back!!! Jamyang Kyi wrote a […]

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Curb on Tibetan Language Blogposts?

Curb on Tibetan Language Blogposts?

4 by / on 10/02/2009, 02:00 / in Poetry

High Peaks Pure Earth has noticed that the main Tibetan language blog sites haven’t been updated since 30th January 2009, including the blog site www.tibetabc.cn which hosts blogs from many well-known writers and artists from Tibet. It can’t be a coincidence that none of them have updated since the same day. The Tibetan language forum Tibet Youth is still active, […]

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A Song from Prison

A Song from Prison

3 by / on 03/02/2009, 16:39 / in Music, Poetry

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated the lyrics to a song that were originally written in Tibetan in May 2008 by a monk from Lhasa’s Drepung Monastery during his incarceration in Gormu (Golmud) in Qinghai Province. Following the protests in Lhasa that started on 10th March 2008 and the subsequent unrest all over Tibet, Radio Free Asia reported that 675 […]

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“What Kinds of Songs are ‘Reactionary Songs’?” by Woeser

“What Kinds of Songs are ‘Reactionary Songs’?” by Woeser

3 by / on 29/01/2009, 01:00 / in Music, Woeser

High Peaks Pure Earth is posting a translation of a post from Woeser’s blog that was posted on 13th January 2009 titled “What kinds of songs are ‘reactionary songs’?”. It is through sheer coincidence that whilst reading Woeser’s post and thinking about what she wrote, High Peaks Pure Earth received news that the well-known Amdo singer Tenzin, who owns a […]

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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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