China on the Wild Side Volume 2 Qinghai and Gansu

( Explorations in the China-Tibet Borderlands )


China on the Wild Side, Explorations in the China-Tibet Borderlands Volume 2, Qinghai and Gansu. by Joseph F. Rock. With numerous b/w and color photos.

China on the Wild Side Volume 2 Qinghai and Gansu is the second of two volumes recording Joseph Rock’s explorations in Qinghai and Gansu provinces between 1924 and 1927.

This book includes articles by Joseph Rock from National Geographic Magazine and Geographic Journal, published between 1925 and 1935.

1. Experiences of a Lone Geographer, an American Agricultural Explorer Makes his Way through Bandit-infested Central China en Route to the Amny Machin Range, Tibet

2. Life Among the Lamas of the Choni, Demon Dancers and Butter Gods of Choni, Describing the Mystery Plays and Butter Festival in the Monastery of an Almost Unknown tibetan Principality in Kansu Province, China

3. Seeking Moutains of Mystery, an Expedition on the China-Tibet Frontier to the Unexplorered Amnyi Machen Range, One of Whose Peaks Rivals Everest

4.The Land of Tebbus

In 1925, after a precarious journey through bandit-infested Sichuan, Joseph Rock arrived at Choni of Gansu province, from where he started his explorations of Minshan range, Tebbu Valley near the Amnyi Machen range. He ventured into Kokonor region, visited the monasteries at Labrang and Ragya.

With remarkable black and white, as well as colored photos, Rock provides an important historical record of social, political and religious life and culture on the Chinese frontiers in the early twenty century. This book is of great value to specialists as well as travelers who will tread in Rock’s footsteps.

  • New Paperback 17.2*24 cm, 164 pp.


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Condition: New
ISBN: 9789889746056
Shipping Weight: 1lbs
Publisher: Caravan Press
Published: 2008

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