The Wreck of the Royal Nanhai

The Wreck of the Royal Nanhai

Added over 7 years ago

Forty years before Columbus discovered the New World, a royal Siamese junk plied the waters off the east coast of the Malaysian peninsula, transporting a precious cargo of over 20,000 pieces of green and brown glazed Celadon ceramics from the famous kilns of Sisatchanali in northern Thailand to its destination in Indonesia to the far south...

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Kashgar Gone Wild...

Kashgar Gone Wild...

Added over 7 years ago

 

I've been going through the Kashgar photo files, only to find yet another shoot we were involved with last year...

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Yao Heavens

Yao Heavens

Added over 7 years ago

The Yao are a Hill Tribe success story. More affluent and outgoing than any of the other upland peoples, the roots of their cultural confidence and commercial ability are founded in a long tradition of literacy and close association with things Chinese. The Yao have a very clear idea of who and what they are - aristocratic nomads of the hills, subject to none, but deeply committed to the traditional Sinitic world-view of which they form part...

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Life in India: The Practice of Sati or Widow Burning

Life in India: The Practice of Sati or Widow Burning

Added over 7 years ago

In this age of ascending feminism and focus on equality and human rights, it is difficult to assimilate the Hindu practice of sati, the burning to death of a widow on her husband's funeral pyre, into our modern world.  Indeed, the practice is outlawed and illegal in today's India, yet it occurs up to the present day and is still regarded by some Hindus as the ultimate form of womanly devotion and sacrifice...

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