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Hani Woman Weaving

The women in Donghe buy raw cotton, pull it into thread, dye it with local materials, weave it into fabric, and then sew and embroider it into clothes. They refuse to buy outside clothes.
I Visit Wa Village in Southern Yunnan. Almost Faint with Happiness.

December 14th 2009
Many people think of China as a land where the dominant characteristics of society are homogeneity and obedience. This is true, to a point. For example, when I asked eight-year old Chinese students to write laws for an imaginary country, two of the most important laws were "protect national secrets" and "carry an identity card." But China, especially southwest Chi ... read more
Asia » China » Yunnan » Jinghong

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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