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New Plateaus: Chinese Faces pt 1


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Here's a fun slideshow of the faces that make up central China.

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New Plateaus: Chinese Faces pt 1

  1. 1. Welcome to my slideshow of Chinese faces  These were people I met on the road as I traveled around the country…
  2. 2. My first trip away from my home base of Zhuhai was over to the nearby island: HONG KONG
  3. 3. It’s near Zhuhai, but it’s another world.
  4. 5. Filipino housemaids were off for Hong Kong’s Labor Day. 
  5. 6. And here’s the rest of the faces from this neck of the woods…
  6. 8. A couple Jehovah’s Witnesses:
  7. 12. Then this last spring, I visited the breathtaking views at Yangshuo, Guangxi Province. But it’s the people of this rural area that we’re concerned with today:
  8. 13. These women belong to one of China’s 56 ethnic minorities.
  9. 14. These next ones are all of the Han majority, I believe:
  10. 20. Our friendly tollbooth operator on our way home.
  11. 21. Then this summer, I went on my big, central China trek: <ul><li>Started in Beijing </li></ul><ul><li>Then south to Henan Province </li></ul><ul><li>Further south to Hubei Province </li></ul><ul><li>West to Xi’an before going back south to my home, Zhuhai </li></ul><ul><li>It was a lightning bolt through the heart of China. Here’s who’s makes up the heartland:  </li></ul>
  12. 22. First, my fellow faces in transit:
  13. 30. Beijing
  14. 36. Henan Province:
  15. 40. Hubei Province:
  16. 43. Some gentle temple art
  17. 44. One of the more intense martial arts teachers at my school
  18. 45. Here he is upright. 
  19. 46. Xi’an
  20. 47. As sometimes happens, she had no clue what her shirt meant:
  21. 49. Thank you <ul><li>Or in Mandarin, it’s xie xie (it sounds like “sye ΄ sye”) </li></ul>