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Dechen Pemba, Editor of High Peaks Pure Earth

Dechen Pemba is a UK-born Tibetan and a graduate from University College London, where she did her BA in English, and German Language and Literature. Pemba moved to Beijing in September 2006 to study Chinese at the Central University for Nationalities and was deported from China in 2008. Since then Pemba has translated many of Tsering Woeser and Jamyang Kyi’s articles, and has been instrumental in the promotion of the documentary film Leaving Fear Behind. She is currently the editor of High Peaks Pure Earth, a website which features English translations of literature, poetry, songs and blogs written in Tibetan and Chinese. Her work has made contemporary Tibetan literature and news from Tibet much easier to access for English reading audiences.