Panoramic China -- Qinghai: Sourceland of Three Great Rivers

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It is easy to have a quick look at China's past and present, but it takes time to gain a panoramic knowledge of China. The "Panoramic China" series is meant to assist readers, especially those overseas, in this respect. Each volume in the series focuses on a province, municipality or autonomous region, describing, with illustrations, the outstanding characteristics of each area from different perspectives.   

Qinghai: Sourceland of Three Great Rivers

Qinghai means "blue lake," and indeed the name of the province comes from the pristine waters of the vast Qinghai Lake high on the plateau - the "roof of the world." Three great rivers rise in Qinghai: the Yellow River and the Yangtze River nurtured dazzling Chinese civilizations that sprang up along their valleys; the Lancang River starts here too irrigating first Tibet and Yunnan, before flowing through Southeast Asia as the Mekong.

Table of Contents
The World''s Biggest Nature Reserve
See the Waters of the Yellow River Leap down from Hq
The Thousand Year Search for the Source of the Yangtz
Where the Lancang River Begins
The Kunlun Mountains, Qinghai Lake and Longbao Ta
Glaciers, Permafrost and Wetlands
Sourceland of Three Great Rivers
"Third Pole" Climate
Unique Plateau Plants
Wildlife Paradise
Hoh Xil the Beautiful
The Qinghai-Tibet Railway
Sanjiangyuan Nature Reserve
The Amazing Painted Pottery of Liuwan
Mystery of a Vanished Civilization
The Qiang n Earliest Inhabitants of the Yellow River Headwater
The Tuyuhun n Ancestors of the "DJ
Tuynhun and the Southern Silk Road
Riyue Mountain m Witness to Han-Tibetan Kinship
Nadun Festival and Lunziqiu
Wutu Dance of the Tu People
Tu Wedding Customs
Rainbow Clothing
Hua''er Gatherings and Shadow Plays
King Gesar -- the World''s Longest Epic
Butter Flower Sculpture and Regong Arts
Cliff Carving in Hidden Valleys
Khampa Horseracing
Mani Stones and Sntra Walls
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