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Those Giving Voice to "Scorching Sun of Tibet" By Woeser

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost by Woeser that was originally written for broadcast on Radio Free Asia on September 14, 2010 in Beijing and posted on her blog on September 21, 2010.

The blogpost reflects on a major contemporary Tibetan art exhibition that is being held in Beijing at the moment. As Woeser writes, the first Tibetan contemporary art exhibtion took place in Beijing in 2007 and was titled in Chinese 发生发声 (fasheng fasheng). This is how the curator of the 2007 show, Leigh M. Sangster, explains the Chinese characters:

The first [fasheng] means “Happening” and is a reminder that much is going on here in Lhasa’s art world. The second [fasheng] means “to make a sound,” and suggests artists in Lhasa are finding and using their own indigenous voices.
The English title of the 2007 exhibition in Beijing was the rather staid "Lhasa - New Art from Tibet". For the purposes of the translation below and to keep the themes of voices and expression that are found in the article, we have stuck with the literal translation of the 2007 exhibition, "Happening, Voices".

Woeser's blog has featured much of the art work on display in Beijing. Please see the following links to Woeser's blog to see the work by various Tibetan artists:

Gade: http://woeser.middle-way.net/2010/09/blog-post_13.html

Shelkawa A Nu and Penpa: http://woeser.middle-way.net/2010/09/blog-post_17.html

Pema Rigzen, Phurbu Gyalpo, Karma Dorjie Tsering, Gonkar Gyatso, Tenzing Rigdol, Kesang Lamdark, Tsering Sherpa and Palden Weinreb: http://woeser.middle-way.net/2010/09/blog-post_18.html
 
Kaka21, Tashi Norbu, Penba Wangdu, Penpa, Jhamsang, Kaltse, Tashi Phuntsok, Ang Sang, Tsering Dolma, Tenzin Dhargya and Suomani: http://woeser.middle-way.net/2010/09/blog-post_19.html
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A Blogpost and A Poem About the Mudslides in Drugchu

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost and a poem both written about the devastating mudslides that affected Drugchu (Chinese: Zhouqu) in Amdo.

The first blogpost was posted online by a Tibetan blogger on August 10, 2010, just two days after the mudslides. Although the blogpost is short, there are references to similar concerns about the disaster relief efforts as there were about the earthquake in Yushu in April 2010. At the same time, this blogger seems to be more cautious and tries to both calm his friend down and expresses the view that things will improve. 

After a group of Tibetan intellectuals openly questioned the Chinese government's handling of the Yushu earthquake relief efforts, the writer Shogdung was detained at the end of April 2010 and according to thisAssociated Press article of August 20, 2010, is still awaiting trial.

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A Blogpost and A Poem About the Mudslides in Drugchu

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost and a poem both written about the devastating mudslides that affected Drugchu (Chinese: Zhouqu) in Amdo.

The first blogpost was posted online by a Tibetan blogger on August 10, 2010, just two days after the mudslides. Although the blogpost is short, there are references to similar concerns about the disaster relief efforts as there were about the earthquake in Yushu in April 2010. At the same time, this blogger seems to be more cautious and tries to both calm his friend down and expresses the view that things will improve. 

After a group of Tibetan intellectuals openly questioned the Chinese government's handling of the Yushu earthquake relief efforts, the writer Shogdung was detained at the end of April 2010 and according to thisAssociated Press article of August 20, 2010, is still awaiting trial.

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A Blogpost and A Poem About the Mudslides in Drugchu

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost and a poem both written about the devastating mudslides that affected Drugchu (Chinese: Zhouqu) in Amdo.

 

The first blogpost was posted online by a Tibetan blogger on August 10, 2010, just two days after the mudslides. Although the blogpost is short, there are references to similar concerns about the disaster relief efforts as there were about the earthquake in Yushu in April 2010. At the same time, this blogger seems to be more cautious and tries to both calm his friend down and expresses the view that things will improve. 

After a group of Tibetan intellectuals openly questioned the Chinese government's handling of the Yushu earthquake relief efforts, the writer Shogdung was detained at the end of April 2010 and according to thisAssociated Press article of August 20, 2010, is still awaiting trial.

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A Blogpost and A Poem About the Mudslides in Drugchu

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost and a poem both written about the devastating mudslides that affected Drugchu (Chinese: Zhouqu) in Amdo.

The first blogpost was posted online by a Tibetan blogger on August 10, 2010, just two days after the mudslides. Although the blogpost is short, there are references to similar concerns about the disaster relief efforts as there were about the earthquake in Yushu in April 2010. At the same time, this blogger seems to be more cautious and tries to both calm his friend down and expresses the view that things will improve. 

After a group of Tibetan intellectuals openly questioned the Chinese government's handling of the Yushu earthquake relief efforts, the writer Shogdung was detained at the end of April 2010 and according to this Associated Press article of August 20, 2010, is still awaiting trial.

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Tibet on the Google Books N-Gram Viewer

 

 
 
High Peaks Pure Earth has been looking at the newly released Google Books N-Gram Viewer from Google Labs. After reading two blogposts about the Viewer, one related to academic research and one related to food, we thought we'd also give it a try!

Basically the N-Gram Viewer searches through the entire Google Books database and charts the frequency of the word(s) you have entered in the search. You can compare different words and sort your search based on the corpus of books in English, Chinese or several other languages.

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