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Labrang

Shokjang was born in Labrang in Amdo. He studied Tibetan literature at the Northwest Nationalities University in Lanzhou. He is a leading intellectual of his generation. He has published four books: The Courage of the Path (ལམ་གྱི་སྙིང་སྟོབས།); The Pen’s Strength (སྙུ་གུའི་སྟོབས།); For Freedom I Have No Regrets (རང་དབང་གི་དོན་དུ། ང་ལ་བློ་འགྱོད་མེད་།); and The Courage of Rangdrol (རང་གྲོལ་སྙིང་སྟོབས།). He writes on Tsenpo and Samsara. (more…)

Why Are People Fighting Over The Caterpillar Fungus?

Caterpillar fungus

Recently there was a fight between two villages in Tibet over caterpillar fungus. As a result of this fighting, a young man of thirty was stabbed and killed. These two villages, called Kude and Dornying Nyalung, were both in Rebkong in Amdo. There were even four or five op-eds written about this brouhaha on the literary site Tsanpo. Tsanpo.com is a new Tibetan language literary site with dedicated columns for writers where they can post their own writings, so Tsanpo has become very active and popular. Tsanpo has essentially become what Sangdor used to be. (more…)

Listen. Where Is That Bark Coming From?

Sangdor is a well-known Tibetan writer who has published five books.
In particular, his book “Tulphod”, with its new metered verses,
created a literary stir among Tibetan writers. He is the former editor
of Sangdor website which was shut down recently. This piece was
published on Rangdrol blog in 2012.
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Yangjin Lamo

Yangchen Lhamo

Yangjin Lamo: a Tibetan Singer and Philanthropist. With Tibetan infused pop music gaining momentum on the Chinese music scene, Tibetan singer Yangjin Lamo can be viewed as an exemplary role model. A multitalented woman, Yangjin Lamo is a singer, award winner (China Grammys), philanthropist, co-founder of a Tibetan medicine company, blogger and strong advocate for women’s well being. (more…)

The New Ten Virtues and the Public

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One of the biggest debates on Tibetan websites this year is on the new Ten Virtues. On this issue alone, there were about twenty opinion pieces and more than a thousand comments written on the internet. (more…)

Exiles, Let’s Go to Tibet

This excerpt is from Lu-nyon (real name: Yeshi Gyatso) and published on Sangdor blog, one of the most popular blogs inside Tibet. Lu-nyon has published more than thirteen books and some of them, including “The Stateless Person,” have been translated into English. He is from Tibet although he now lives in America.
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Jakthang

Bongtak Rilu’s real name is Rinchen Dhondup. Bongtak is the name of his birthplace and Rilu is a childhood nickname used by his family. Bongtak Rilu has published four books of poetry; the latest one is titled, “I am Mounted with a Golden Saddle.” His writings are simple and transparent, focusing on current social changes. (more…)

The Agate and the Singer (Part II)

This is a short story by Kyabchen Dedrol. Kyabchen Dedrol is one of the best young writers in Tibet, and a leading figure of the “third generation”, a generation defined both by their age and their thoughts and views which are distinct from the older generation’s. His writings are published in many literary magazines inside Tibet and have also been translated into other languages. He is the co-founder of Chodmey website. (more…)

The Agate and the Singer (Part I)

This is a short story by Kyabchen Dedrol. Kyabchen Dedrol is one of the best young writers in Tibet, and a leading figure of the “third generation”, a generation defined both by their age and their thoughts and views which are distinct from the older generation’s. His writings are published in many literary magazines inside Tibet and have also been translated into other languages. He is the co-founder of Chodmey website. (more…)

About the Owl

Kuchuk Ngonmo
Born in Rebkong in eastern Tibet,Kuchuk Ngonmo (Lusham Gyal) graduated from Qinghai Nationalities University in 2007. His first book of poetry is titled “Poems by the Side of Tsong River.” He received the “Light Rain” literary award and has published in different magazines inside Tibet. He teaches at Tsikug county in Malho prefecture and is a member of the Third Generation group in Tibet. (more…)