Monday, January 31, 2011

"Having An Audience With His Holiness the Dalai Lama is Not A Crime" By Woeser

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost by Woeser that was originally written for broadcast on Radio Free Asia on January 19, 2011 and posted on her blog on January 25, 2011.

This article follows on from Woeser's previous post titled "How I Met His Holiness the Dalai Lama Without A Passport" in which she recalled "meeting" the Dalai Lama via Skype on January 4, 2011.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

"On Lies": A Poem by Tibetan Female Blogger Namtso

High Peaks Pure Earth readers may recall a blogpost called "These Kinds of People Should Stay Away From Us!" that was written by a feisty female blogger called Namtso and posted on her blog on November 14, 2010. The blogpost was one of two that made up our piece titled "Fish Speaking Back to Ichthyologists: Two Blogposts on Chinese Tourists in Tibet" that we posted on November 26, 2010.

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Tsampa Eaters and Sweet Tea Drinkers: Tibetan Identity Assertion Through Food

High Peaks Pure Earth is thrilled to be taking part in GOOD’s Food for Thinkers - a week-long, distributed, online conversation looking at food writing from as wide and unusual a variety of perspectives as possible taking place between January 18 and January 23, 2011.

Tibet may not exactly be renowned as a home for exotic cuisine but food makes an interesting lens through which to examine Tibetan identity, particularly after the protests of 2008 and the subsequent political and military crackdown. This High Peaks Pure Earth contribution to GOOD’s online festival hopes to provoke discussion about food in terms of identity and resistance.

Here at High Peaks Pure Earth we love good writing, good ideas and good food and readers are encouraged to check out the conversation in full at, leave comments and follow the Twitter hashtag #foodforthinkers.

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Monday, January 17, 2011

"One Year On": Dolkar’s Blogpost Following Her Second Prison Visit

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost by Dolkar, wife of Karma Samdrup, that was written and posted on her blog on January 3, 2011. The blogpost was re-posted the same day on Woeser's blog and the introduction below is written by Woeser, who is friends with both Karma Samdrup and Dolkar, see Woeser's earlier blogpost "Remembering the First Time I Met Karma Samdrup".

To read earlier High Peaks Pure Earth translations of blogposts by Dolkar, follow this link:

Screenshot of Dolkar's Fifth Blog

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Monday, January 10, 2011

"Sorry": A Tibetan Blogger Remembers Norzin Wangmo

High Peaks Pure Earth has resurrected a blogpost titled "Sorry" by a Tibetan blogger, originally posted in December 2008 on TibetCul, that pays tribute to Norzin Wangmo (Nor ‘dzin dbang mo), a Tibetan woman in her thirties who was sentenced to 5 years in prison in 2008 for sending emails and making phone calls abroad.
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Saturday, January 1, 2011

The Most-Read Postings on High Peaks Pure Earth in 2010

"Bidding farewell to 2010"
Image taken from Tibetan poet Gade Tsering's blog

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