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Rice  Growers

Rice Growers
by Jacopo Maria Della Valle

It's not easy to find evidence of the ancient Chinese civilization, increasingly rare but not completely lost. China is one of the great producers and consumers of rice and on the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, near Lijiang, women belonging to Bai, Naxi and Yi ethnic tribes still harvest rice by hand, following their ancient traditions. They wear characteristic clothes and load heavy baskets full of rice on their shoulders, singing traditional songs.