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Qing Dynasty photos and articles: The Jesuits at the Chinese Imperial Court , The Art of Giuseppe Castiglione at the Chinese Imperial Court , The best old photos of China , amazing old maps of China, eunuchs of Imperial China , the dramatic Henan famine in 1942 , Lost City Shicheng found underwater ,  episodes of cannibalism in China during the famine , lotus feet , torture in ancient China , old pictures of Tibet , boxers during late Qing dynasty , Facts, History & Combatants of the Boxer Rebellion , the history of Chinese prostitution , The first photographs of Hong Kong , the Second Opium War, and Beijing, Felice Beato (1860) , Capturing China in Nineteenth-century: the Photography of Isabella L. Bird , Chinese opium-smockers paintings of the Ming and Qing DynastiesHistory of Chinese Diaspora in America, The Taiping Rebellion: facts, causes and effects.

Chinese Folklore: Chinese hell images and description , Chinese spirits and demons , Black magic in China , Tibetan sky burial picturesTraditional Paintings of Chinese DragonsPaintings of Demons and Mythological Creatures of the Chinese Folklore.

1890-1934: Xinhai revolution (1911 revolution of China) pictures65 rare images of old China by Maurice-Louis BrangerChinese during World War I in France The curious case of mr Alfred Raquez, a Parisian fugitive on the run in the Far East , The first Sino-Japanese War, Amazing Japanese war prints of the Sino-Japanese warhistory of the Shanghai’s Triad , The Triad in China and Hong Kong .

Second Sino-Japanese War and World War II: Unit 731 part 1 and 2 , Japanese officer committing seppuku , Liberation of Shanghai (1949) , The Chinese Flying Tigers & The American Flying Tigers.

Mao Era pictures: the Chinese Civil War (1946-1949) from the perspective of the Nationalist KuomintangSino-Soviet images , Propaganda during Cultural Revolution , Propaganda for Chinese children during Cultural RevolutionThe beginning of the Cultural Revolution , the trains of MaoCultural revolution memorabilia , the Great Tangshan earthquake , the ‘Ping Pong Diplomacy’ .

After 1978: 30 beautiful pictures of a traditional Chinese saunaPictures of the war of China against Vietnam , 40 years of history of China , China in the ’80s , Chinese Space Program photostoryThe colors of China: 30 years of China’s history in pictures , 14 Flags of China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau.

Culture: How Much Do You Know About China & Chinese Culture? (quiz) , Chinese numbers: Symbols and Counting with Images , Chinese Native Plants that changed Western food culture and habits , American native plants that changed Chinese food culture and habits

Ethnic minorities: The Ahxia walking marriage of the Mosuo People , The history of Yunnan , Old pictures of Taiwanese Indigenous Peoples  and Taiwan aborigines headhunting (1981-1944), South of Clouds (documentary about ethnic minorities in Yunnan province), the Ancient Earthen Castles in Tulou, Fujian,

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South of Clouds, a documentary on Chinese Ethnic Minorities in Yunnan Province

South of Clouds (A Sud Delle Nuvole) is a documentary on the ethnic minorities of Yunnan, filmed and edited in 2002 by Dominique Musorrafiti and Matteo Damiani.

Related articles: Yunnan guide, Dali guide, Nujiang guide, Lijiang guide, Honghe guide

The documentary is available in a newly remastered version.

The documentary shows, without commenting, a China-linked to ancient traditions, which nowadays struggles to compete with the rhythm of modern life: villages, customs, music, and lifestyles of the minorities Bai, Lisu, Nusu, Miao, Dai, Hani, Naxi, Yi, and Hui, before the advent of Chinese mass tourism and the exodus of young people to the metropolis in search of a job opportunity.

The rhythms of life of minorities were still strongly linked to the cycles of nature.

The documentary was shot in the counties of Nujiang (Gongshan, Bingzhongluo), Lijiang, Dali, and Honghe (Yangshuo and surrounding area).

Production: CinaOggi | China-underground
A documentary by Dominique Musorrafiti, Matteo Damiani
Soundtrack: Felix l’Amour, Makoto Kawabata, Acid Mothers Temple.
Year: 2002, remastered 2019

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Topic: Yunnan documentary, documentary about Yunnan ethnic minorities

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Interview with Clare Kane, author of Dragons in Shallow Waters, the story of a young English woman during the anti-foreign Boxer Rebellion

Amidst the violence of the anti-foreign Boxer Rebellion, Nina Ward, a young China-born Englishwoman finds herself under siege alongside the city’s overseas population. Amazon China-underground: … Read more

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85 images of the Ancient Earthen Castles in Tulou, Fujian

Not far from Xiamen, about four hours by bus, surrounded by Southern Fujian hills, Yongding county hosts many Hakka roundhouses. Tulou and the nearby area … Read more