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Girl praying at an ancient temple

CHINA GREEN video “Fading Shangri-La 失色中的香格里拉” discusses Yunnan’s melting Mt. Khawa Karpo, features WildChina photography

Michael Zhao, of New York-based Asia Society’s CHINA GREEN, has produced another incredible video on environmental change in China and its societal and cultural implications for the Chinese people. WildChina was happy to contribute photos...
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Buddhist sculpture and art

Asia Society video: “Why China Why Climate?”

On the subjects of climate change, the Tibetan Plateau, and Orville Schell, our friend at New York-based Asia Society, Michael Zhao, recently sent us a video in which he combines and documents all three. In...
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Imperial dragon patterns

Revisiting “China’s Magic Melting Mountain”: A frank look at tourism in Yunnan

When reading Orville Schell’s recent article in Conde Nast Traveler, “China’s Magic Melting Mountain,” readers might notice that the destinations in Yunnan he describes seem rather, well, touristy. Schell is quick to outline the realities...
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Fisherman in YangShuo

Interview with Jia Liming, WildChina’s Director of Operations, on travels in Yunnan

Orville Schell recently wrote about his travels in Yunnan with WildChina, discussing the climate change issues on the Tibetan Plateau. However, what is beyond the melting glacial peaks in the region? WildChina’s Alex Grieves sat...
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Imperial dragon patterns

WildChina in Orville Schell’s Conde Nast Traveler article ‘China’s Magic Melting Mountain’ (February 2010)

China scholar Orville Schell recently published a piece in the February 2010 issue of Conde Nast Traveler entitled ‘China’s Magic Melting Mountain,’ in which he discusses China’s lesser-known Tibetan Plateau, the region’s Buddhist culture, and the physical...
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Man looking after cattle on the Tibetan plateau

China Scholar Orville Schell: Why Choose WildChina?

For those of us who’ve spent years studying China, Orville Schell is a very familiar name. His books, like The China Reader: The Reform Era, are widely read by students and policymakers alike, and his talks on...
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Imperial dragon patterns

Asia Society Video: On Thinner Ice

There’s a breathtaking video on the Asia Society’s website right now that documents the effects that the melting of Himalayan glaciers will have on the 2 billion people who live in Asia. The video talks...
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Rice Terraces in the south of China

Environmental Changes in Yunnan

Climate change often seems like an abstract concept to many of us. But as renowned China scholar Orville Schell writes in “The Thaw at the Roof of the World,” his recent New York Times op-ed,...
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