By Jamyang Kyi 1. What are your thoughts on the increasing number of Tibetan prostitutes in the cities? Answer: There are some hateful men who use offensive words such as “prostitute, slut, whore” to dishonor the nature of women in general. Even the scholar Gen Sangye Dondrub, whose publications are suppos..
(PART 1) When I was small, I was never really beaten in school, but my other classmates were often humiliated, and were sometimes seriously beaten by the teachers. Between classmates, hurting each other a little bit by playing tricks and making jokes on each other is normal, as they are simply naïve children. As the s..
In Lhasa, jobs as nannies are mostly sought and found through relatives, as well as the introduction and recommendation by friends. As a result, there is a continuous flow of young Tibetan women from agricultural and pastoral areas to Lhasa, which has slowly formed a spontaneous but sizable nanny market and workforce. ..
An interview with Young Tibetan Web Engineer Gling-Nyon Gling-Nyon Gling-Nyon, formally named Bumba-gyal, is from Rebgong, Amdo. Since young he mainly studied Tibetan in primary and middle schools. In 2000, due to an excellent performance on university entrance exams, he had the opportunity to attend the Electric C..
[ 2010/2/5 23:44:00 | By: joice] See the original article in Chinese A few days ago, I heard a friend of mine had found a Han Chinese girlfriend. At that time no one cared very much, but recently, I found there were many resentful remarks about him within our own circles. Many think he is betraying his own culture; hen..
By Tseba Tashi Rinchen [5/2/2010] See the original article in Chinese The section of the famous Berlin Wall along the Spree River banks has now been classified as a cultural monument. Inland China has many Tibetan classes, students in Tibetan areas graduating from primary school can begin to take entrance exams for inl..
By Lao Zangmin view the original article in Chinese “Aja Drokmo” Dronpe guest appearance at “Snowland Footprints” “Aja Drokmo” (Shepherdess), the well-known name of snow land singer Dronpe (Chi. Zhong Bai; Tib. sGron pe), recently made an appearance on the Qinghai Tibetan Language Te..
In recent time, more primary schools have been built in Tibet and computer courses are even being taught in some primary schools, but many Tibetans think the new times have met with old issues such as the mother tongue language is almost being forgotten. In the following open letter to a primary school principal, the..
By Tsewang Norbu see the orginal article in Chinese Tsewang Norbu is one of the founders and editors of the most popular Chinese language blog on Tibet in China: http://www.tibetcul.com/Index.html. He writes in Chinese and has been living in Chinese cities for many years. The following are his notes on a few current is..
By Laozangmin (Old Tibetan) See the original article in Chinese Group photo of retired cadres and Aku Tenba (from the left: Drolma gyab, Dorje, Tseden, Youla, Dorje Tsering, Louba, Geri, Dorjetar, Guoba) It is difficult to drive through Guomai pass’ wall of fog (“Guomai la” is “Laji Mountain” in Chinese, the ..
By Laozangmin (Old Tibetan) See the original article in Chinese Drolma, in charge of a beauty parlor, is in a thirty-square-meter building facing the street. From her eyes above the bridge of her nose and clear, white skin, she doesn’t look like a local (the local weather is fiercely hot, dry, and sunny), only upon s..
TV Guide: Leaving his home village In what ways would he continue to write Tibetan culture Walking towards the world How would he regard preservation and development of culture? “One on One” Dong Qian exclusively interviews Tibetan writer Alai, in broadcast Commentary: In 1996, Alai joined Chengdu’s Science Ficti..
“One on One” Program Witnessing Tibet Series: The Writer, Alai (April 29, 2008) (See the orginal article in Chinese) Host: Tibetan writer Alai is an influential writer in contemporary literary circles, based on his full-length novel As the Dust Settles (English title, Red Poppies), he once won the Fifth Mao Dun Lit..
By Karze ba (See the original article in Tibetan) In 1995 the then vice director of the education department, Ling-la, came to our school. He pointed at the eight auspicious symbols painted above the door. “These are religious designs”, he said, scolding the principal and other teachers. “They belong on monastery..
By Tri Sempa (See the original article in Tibetan) The relocation of the inhabitants of the Ma-dri-dzasum source region (the sources of the Huanghe, Yangtse and Mekong rivers) is about protecting the environment, for which the state has allocated a great deal of funding, and the justification for this is quite tangibl..