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Yunnan Allen Portfolio By Yunnan Allen
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Yunnan Sights By Wang Baolao
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Yunnan (“Dian” or “Yun” for short) is located in Southwest of China. The Tropic of Cancer traverses its south. The province has a continental borderline of 4061 kilometres,... More > with Burma in the west, Laos to its south, and Vietnam to its southeast. With a total area of 394,000 square kilometres, Yunnan Province governs 16 cities or autonomous regions, namely Kunming (its province capital), Qujing, Yuxi, Baoshan, Zhaotong, Lijiang, Simao, Lincang, Wenshan Zhuang-Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Honghe Hani-Yi Autonomous Prefecture, Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture, Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture, Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture, Dehong Dai-Jingpo Autonomous Prefecture, Nujiang Lisu Autonomous Prefecture, and Diqin Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture.< Less
Yunnan: Visions of Southwest China By Robert Manduca
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Photographs of Yunnan taken in fall 2008
Xishuangbanna: the Tropics of Yunnan By Jim Goodman
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For most of its history Xishuangbanna existed as an autonomous state on the remote southern periphery of China, run by the same Dai family since the 12th century. Lying in the tropical zone, on the... More > northern rim of Southeast Asia, with flora and fauna not only unlike the rest of China, but even unique in Yunnan province, it has had close ethnic and cultural relations with its neighbors in Myanmar, Thailand and Laos. The valleys are home to the Dai nationality, while several ethnic minorities inhabit the hills. Xishuangbanna: the Tropics of Yunnan narrates the history and development of the Dai people, their culture, society and religion, from ancient times through the period of incorporation into the Chinese state. It also covers the characteristics of the lifestyle, culture and celebrations of the peoples of the mountains, as well as the economic and political changes of recent times and their effects on both hill and plain. The book contains over 280 photographs.< Less
The Terrace Builders: the Hani and their Neighbors in Yunnan's Ailao Mountains By Jim Goodman
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The rice terraces of the Ailao Mountains in southern Yunnan province, China, are some of the oldest terraced farms in Asia. First mentioned in Tang Dynasty records, these farms, 80% of which are... More > irrigated, with water running through them all year round, have been in continuous use for over a thousand years. In 2013 UNESCO declared the heartland of this area a World Heritage Site. The Terrace Builders is a detailed account of how these farms are made and used, the cities and mountains of Honghe Prefecture and the far north of Vietnam, as well as the various ethnic minorities who live there. The book pays special attention to the Hani people, the largest ethnic group in the area, and includes summaries of the culture and clothing of their neighbors the Yi, Miao, Yao, Zhuang and Dai. The book includes 300 photos of the land and its people.< Less
Annals of Creation was made at Li River in Yunnan Province, China about 950. By Richard Estes
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Book #1327: Annals of Creation. It was made at Li River in Yunnan Province, China about 950. National Library of China. It has 37 pages in one volume. It is very rare!
Three Years in Western China : A Narrative of Three Journeys in Ssŭ-ch’uan, Kuei-chow, and Yün-nan (Illustrated) By Alexander Hosie
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“The following pages are intended to present a picture of Western China as the writer saw it in 1882, 1883, and 1884. Chapter VII., in a somewhat modified form, was read at a meeting of the... More > Royal Geographical Society on the 22nd of February, and published in the Proceedings for June, 1886; Chapter XI. was read at the Aberdeen meeting of the British Association in September, 1885; and Chapter XII. was addressed to a special meeting of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce on the 12th of May, 1886. The remaining Chapters are now published for the first time, and, if they meet with half the favour bestowed upon the Parliamentary Papers in which the journeys were first, and somewhat roughly, described, the writer will consider himself amply rewarded for the work which want of leisure has compelled him to neglect so long.”< Less
Vingt-deux années de Mission au Yunnan 1931-1952 By Mgr Lucien LACOSTE
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Religieux prêtre, missionnaire, devenu évêque, le père Lucien Lacoste a dû quitter la Chine en 1952. Il laisse un témoignage de ce qu'il a vécu dans ce... More > pays auquel il s'est consacré.< Less
A Dali Sketchbook By Jason Pym
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Picturesque Dali Prefecture sits in the foothills of the Himalaya, for a thousand years the central, bustling hub of China's southern Silk Road. This book gathers in one volume the sketches and notes... More > of British illustrator Jason Pym who has lived in Dali for more than a decade. Topics range from local cuisine, crafts, religion, history, flora and fauna, and everything in between.< Less
THE THREE TEMPLES PILGRIMAGE An Ancient Ritual Festival of Dali, China By Francis. Co
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The "Three Temples Pilgrimage" of Dali, in Chinese known as "Rao San Ling", is a festival of the Bai ethnic people who celebrate, in a ritual way, their unique traditions as a... More > distinctive national group. Another significant if less recognized feature of this ceremony is its function as a fertility rite, preserving the remains among the rural Bai of a pre-modern set of kinship relations. These relations are characterized by a limited and ritualized recourse to practices of sexual promiscuity.< Less

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