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Photos featuring Yunnan-Myanmar borderlands over past century on show at XTBG
Author: Ai Chongrui
Update time: 2020-04-29
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A photography show featuring Yunnan-Myanmar borderlands over past century is exhibited at the Environmental Education center of Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) from April 25 to August 31.  

The photographs at the exhibition are mainly taken by geographer Zhou Gaungzhuo, who has been one of the early founders of XTBG. Together with Prof. Cai Xitao, he participated in field selection of XTBG and the forest community station. 

When having China-Burma investigation in 1934, Mr. Zhou Guangzhuo took a large number of photos at his 2946-km stoke along the borderlands including Dali, Baoshan, Dehong, Lincang, Puer, Xishuangbanna, ect. 

The show also included preparation work in Kunming and coming back along the ancient tea route.  

The exhibition shows mountain topography, natural vegetation, local customs and practices, folk costumes, architectural features, economic development, and social scene at that time. 

The beautiful old pictures and detailed border investigation diary give a feast to eyes of the visitors. It is also a window to know the history 86 years ago and have an understanding on the scientist. 

Prof. Yang Yongping, deputy director of XTBG, was present and made remarks at the opening of the exhibition. Mr. Zhou Runkang, son of the late geographer, provided many precious materials for the show. 



Prof. Yang Yongping speaks at the opening. 


Mr. Zhou Runkang, son of the late geographer, speaks at the opening. 


Prof. Hu Huabin chairs the opening. 


Liu Guangyu introduces photo show to the participants. 

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