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The road from Lanzhou to Labrang, an offshoot of the Silk Road, passed through a section of the Great Wall  
   

The road from Lanzhou to Labrang, an offshoot of the Silk Road, passed through a section of the Great Wall

The car going through the gap wasn't the one used by my parents.
The Beginning

January 11th 1949
For the Chinese and many East Asian countries, a month after a baby is born the child is one year old (the point where the child is considered viable, having gone through the highest risk periods of infant mortality); so roughly speaking the first year of life begins with conception. As I was conceived in China, I am beginning this story of my travels with the marriage of my parents on January 11, ... read more
Asia » China » Gansu » Xiahe

Chinese Flag For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
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