The April 2012 special “Hot Spots” online issue of the academic journal Cultural Anthropology focuses on the recent self-immolations in Tibet with a comprehensive background page. It features an impressive collection of scholarly responses to the self-immolations by well-known Tibet scholars such as Tsering Shakya, Janet Gyatso and Elliot Sperling. Netizens and bloggers are highlighted, such as the contributions by high-profile Beijing based Tibetan blogger Woeser, High Peaks Pure Earth and Khabdha. The editorial board of the Tibetan Political Review analyze the Exile Tibetan Government handling of this phenomenon.
Latest stories about Tibetan
1 February 2012
Against the backdrop of a stream of self-immolations in Tibet in protest against Chinese rule, unrest in eastern Tibet and a severely increased military presence, several of the most popular Tibetan language blog sites have gone offline as of today. Dechen Pembar reports.
19 March 2011
The most popular Chinese-language Tibetan website TibetCul.com has been forced offline since March 16 2011. Two other websites, Cometibet.com (Tibet Travel site) and Tibet Encyclopedia website were also affected as a result of the sudden shutdown of their server.
3 April 2010
The blog translation project High Peaks Pure Earth has recently focused on “music with a message” by translating the lyrics of Tibetan songs from music videos that have been uploaded...
28 August 2009
Quite alarming to report that all of the most popular Tibetan language blog hosting sites (except one) have been inaccessible for almost three weeks now. Although it is fairly common...