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“An Owner and His Pet – Tibetan/Han Relations” by Woeser

“An Owner and His Pet – Tibetan/Han Relations” by Woeser

0 by / on 15/12/2008, 10:40 / in Woeser

This new translation by High Peaks Pure Earth of a blogpost by Woeser from 24th June 2008 focuses on Chinese/Tibetan relations and was written at the height of unrest and tensions that had started in Lhasa on March 10th. It was from 14th March this year that the Han fascination with all things Tibet suddenly stopped, a phenomenon that Woeser […]

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Charter 08

Charter 08

1 by / on 12/12/2008, 19:43 / in News

Liu Xiaobo The biggest China news story at the moment is “Charter 08”, a document signed by over three hundred prominent Chinese citizens all united in their calling on reform for the political system in China. As Perry Link, who translated the Charter into English, tells us, Charter 08 “was conceived and written in conscious admiration of the founding of […]

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Paljor Norbu, 81, Sentenced to 7 Years

Paljor Norbu, 81, Sentenced to 7 Years

0 by / on 07/12/2008, 22:07 / in News

A day ahead of President Sarkozys meeting with the Dalai Lama in Gdansk, Human Rights Watch sent out a press release focusing on the detention and recent sentencing of 81 year old Lhasa native, Paljor Norbu (Dpal byor nor bu, private photo above), a printer by profession, to 7 years in prison for allegedly printing “prohibited material”. Also mentioned in […]

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A Proposal to Establish A Tibetan Language Primary School in Xining

A Proposal to Establish A Tibetan Language Primary School in Xining

1 by / on 01/12/2008, 21:30 / in Comment

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a revealing blogpost written by someone calling themselves “The Messenger of the Land of Snow” (Chinese: 雪域使者 xueyu shizhe) and posted on their blog on 25th November 2008. Interestingly, the petition begins by pointing out that a Tibetan language school existed in Xining even during the rule of Ma Bufang and the Guomindang. Isn’t the […]

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“Is it A Hotel or Is it A Temple?” by Woeser

“Is it A Hotel or Is it A Temple?” by Woeser

9 by / on 25/11/2008, 22:25 / in Woeser

The following blog post was originally written for Radio Free Asia by Woeser and published on her blog on August 22nd 2007. For High Peaks Pure Earth readers who are curious about Laurence J. Brahm, read about his books on China Tibet Information Center’s website and more about him on China Today’s website. Following the opening of the Qinghai-Tibet railway, […]

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“Letters to Norzin Wangmo” By Jamyang Kyi

“Letters to Norzin Wangmo” By Jamyang Kyi

4 by / on 16/11/2008, 23:00 / in Jamyang Kyi

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated two blog posts by Jamyang Kyi regarding her friend Norzin Wangmo (Nor ‘dzin dbang mo). The first post was written on 26th June 2008, where Jamyang Kyi is wondering what has happened to her friend and where she voices her sadness of not knowing. In the second post on 3rd November 2008 (http://www.tibetabc.cn/user1/jamyangkyi/archives/2008/2008113181128.html) note […]

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“They” By Jamyang Kyi

“They” By Jamyang Kyi

3 by / on 10/11/2008, 18:53 / in Jamyang Kyi

Jamyang Kyi (‘jam dbyangs skyid) was detained by the Public Security Bureau in Xining on 1st April 2008. She was accused of sending text messages to 17 of her friends, including Woeser, the Tibetan blogger based in Beijing. The Chinese secret services intercepted text messages between them and found that Jamyang Kyi had sent details of the unrest and the […]

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Labrang Monk, Jigme, Arrested

Labrang Monk, Jigme, Arrested

0 by / on 04/11/2008, 09:03 / in News

A few weeks ago, we posted the video testimony of a monk from Labrang, Jigme. We have just learned that he has been arrested. At around 1pm on November 4th, Jigme was arrested from his quarters in Labrang Monastery. Approximately 70 armed police came to arrest him and there were also army trucks and police cars that removed him from […]

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A Sera Monk’s Petition to Hu Jintao

0 by / on 30/10/2008, 23:00 / in Comment

In the mid-1980s, unsuspecting tourists to Lhasa suddenly found Tibetans thrusting crumpled pieces of paper into their hands requesting them to pass them onto the United Nations. Sometimes these documents contained names of prisoners and others, written in florid style, detailed human rights abuses and appealed for the UN’s intervention. Such appeals barely made the news and were often seen […]

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Two Poems About the Panchen Lama By Woeser

Two Poems About the Panchen Lama By Woeser

1 by / on 29/10/2008, 18:50 / in Poetry, Woeser

These two poems about the Panchen Lama by Woeser were written ten years apart. The original poems (written in Chinese) can be read here on her previous blog. The translations of the two poems are taken from “Tibet’s True Heart“, copyright 2008 Ragged Banner Press and are used here by kind permission. Below is a short introduction by Woeser. Introduction: […]

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