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“Cotton Harvest” by Chris Rayn, 2006

Like other oases in the region, Dunhuang's economy has benefited from agriculture impossible in the surrounding deserts. Even today, the cotton harvest can be witnessed in the suburbs of Dunhuang, hand-plucked just like in the centuries before.

Project: Silk Road Memories

The vibrants works of the "Silk Road Memories" project from the mid 2000s tell about Silk Road traditions and associations living on even today in the "Wild West" of China, but they also hint on change in this region in the age of globalisation. (Read More)