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View over Labrang

Starkly beautiful in the dry season.
# 62 Teaching at Taizhou Teachers College- Xiahe- Burbs & Beyond

May 9th 2007
While in Xiahe on my first visit in May (as indicated by the date on this blog), I went on many walks out and around the edges of town just to explore and also get great views and a different perspective of the impressive Labrang Monastery and the locals' everyday life. In May, much of the area was dry, brown and dusty as the summer rains had not yet arrived. The locals were preparing the dry, ... read more
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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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