China's Vanishing Worlds - Countryside, Traditions and Cultural Spaces
Just a few kilometers from the glittering skylines of Shanghai and Beijing, we encounter a vast countryside, an often forgotten and seemingly limitless landscape stretching far beyond the outskirts of the cities.
Rays of Hope
for a White Snake
In the Legend of the White Snake, the White Maiden is originally a white snake that aspires to become a deity by doing good deeds for hundreds of years. However, just before its wish comes true, the snake sees a young scholar and changes its mind. The snake transforms into a pretty young woman, bringing forth a sudden rainfall...
The Haze Blocks the View
The boatmen wouldn't say what their barges were carrying. The river marks a porous border, busy with trade - not all of it legal. On the left bank of the Shweli, with its mud and telegraph pole, is Yunnan province in southern China. On the far side, through the dawn haze, is northern Myanmar...