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“The Military Bunkers Across Lhasa in 1959″ By Woeser

Source: High Peaks Pure Earth A street scene in Lhasa during the Cultural Revolution, Red Guards and enthusiasts – “upper layer patriots” – are parading. In the upper right-hand corner of the image is a square-shaped house, one of the military bunkers built by the PLA. When the Cultural Revolution engulfed the city of Lhasa, … Continue reading

The New Face of Lhasa by Tsering Woeser

Source: Human Rights In China “Every day there’s something new in Lhasa,” many who have been to Lhasa will say. I would like to give two examples of the new face of Lhasa. Jiangsu Road If you are in Lhasa facing east, Jiangsu Road will be on your right, slicing at an angle through Lhasa’s … Continue reading

How far can you “see” Lhasa?

Source: Tibetwrites By Tsering Dolkar Seeing Lhasa is an interesting book. One’s ability to understand or in other words to “see” a place is directly influenced by the authors’ understanding of the place, how they chose to portray it, especially if you are a novice. The effectiveness of authors’ argument also depend to a large … Continue reading

“Lhasa is Being Ruined By Various Gluttonous Ghosts” By Woeser

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost by Woeser written on November 15, 2011 for the Tibetan service of Radio Free Asia and posted on her blog on November 18, 2011. Lhasa is a subject matter that has been both a source of inspiration and a matter of deep concern for Woeser, as this … Continue reading

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