Tag Results for: Transportation  Found: 8 Results

Tibet – ChinaVine Field Work Team Posted May 19, 2016 by Chinavine

Fieldwork for ChinaVine was completed in that portion of Kham located within the Kandzé Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Sichuan Province. The prefecture’s area is 58,332 square miles (151,078 square kilometers). The population is approximately 880,000, with Tibetans accounting for 77.8% ...

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Tibet – Introduction Posted May 19, 2016 by Chinavine

Tibet (Bod in Tibetan (pronounced Po) is geographically and culturally defined by the high elevation Tibetan Plateau. This steppe spans approximately two thousand miles (3,219 km) from east to west and one thousand miles (1,609 km) from north to south. ...

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Custom Bikes and Tricycles – Introduction Posted Jul 12, 2012 by Chinavine

Riding bicycles has long been part of China’s culture.  As the economy has gown, more people are now traveling in cars or on public transportation.  However, many individuals still ride bicycles and customize peddle and motorized bikes in order to ...

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Beijing Hutongs – Works Cited Beijing Province Posted Apr 27, 2011 by Chinavine

Acharya, S.K. “Urban development in post-reform China: Insights from Beijing.” Norwegian Journal of Geography 59 (2005): 228-236. Collins, Michael. “Protecting The Ancient Alleys of Beijing.” Contemporary Review January (2005): 34-38. du Cros, Hilary, Thomas Bauer, Carlos Lo, & Song Rui. “Cultural ...

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Beijing Hutongs – Transportation Beijing Province Posted Apr 27, 2011 by Chinavine

Transportation is one of the most serious challenges facing Beijing today. Bicycles have always been popular and benefit from the mostly flat terrain. Recent estimates have put the number in Beijing at 10,000,000 or higher. Unfortunately they have now become ...

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Beijing Hutongs – Business Beijing Province Posted Apr 27, 2011 by Chinavine

The stalls and shops are the heart of the neighborhood, pumping business activity into the veins of the hutong as well as stimulating social interaction. The Heavenly Peach farmers market for fresh produce and the Cheng Dou Snack restaurant provide ...

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Beijing Hutongs – Social Living Beijing Province Posted Apr 27, 2011 by Chinavine

Traditionally, the Chinese have believed that there is an energy in the earth and that living close to it keeps you connected to that energy. They feel it’s important to keep their feet on the ground, which is why the ...

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Beijing Hutongs – Introduction Beijing Province Posted Aug 17, 2010 by Chinavine

The hutong were originally designed during the Zhou Dynasty when the residential areas of Beijing began to take shape. The word hutong comes from the Mongolian word hottog which means “water well.” The term came into use under the reign ...

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