The World of Chinese
WHEN CHINA GOES ON THE ROAD
Between 1912 and 1949, affluent urban Chinese discovered travel, and tour companies advertised the exotic culture of ethnic minorities—sound familiar? In her new book Touring China, historian Yanjun Mo documents Chinese tourism in the Republican era and finds many parallels to today.
High up on the Tibetan Plateau, the traditional new year celebration is also a time for administering medicine to local families' yak herds. Our writer travels to Sichuan's Ngawa region to assist with this annual task, and witnesses how the Tibetan herding economy adapts to the modern age.