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Title Tea Horse Road : China's ancient trade road to Tibet / Michael Freeman, Selena Ahmed.
Author Freeman, Michael, 1945- author, photographer.
Publication Bangkok : River Books, 2015.
Description 256 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 23 cm
Call # 951.306 F
Note Previously published: 2011.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 250-251) and index.
Contents Tea mountains -- The Stone Road -- High passes, deep gorges -- The grasslands -- The Burma Road -- The high plateau.
Summary "One of the longest and most dramatic trade routes of the ancient world, the Tea Horse Road carried a crucial exchange for 13 centuries between China and Tibet. China need war horses to protect its northern frontier, and Tibet could supply them. When the Tibetans discovered tea in the 7th century, it became a staple of their diet, but its origins are in southwest China, and they had to trade for it. The result was a network of trails covering more than 3,000 kilometres through forests, gorges and high passes onto the Himalayan plateaus, traversed by horse, mule and yak caravans, and human porters. It linked cultures, economies and political ambitions, and lasted until the middle of the twentieth century. Re-tracing the many branches of the Road, photographer and writer Michael Freeman spent two years compiling this remarkable visual record, from the tea mountains of southern Yunnan and Sichuan to Tibet and beyond. Collaborating on this fascinating account, ethnobotantist Selena Ahmed's description of tea and bio-cultural diversity in the region draws on her original doctoral research." -- Publisher's description
Subject Ancient Tea Horse Road -- Description and travel.
Yunnan Sheng (China) -- Description and travel.
Sichuan Sheng (China) -- Description and travel.
Tibet Autonomous Region (China) -- Description and travel.
China, Southwest -- Social life and customs -- Pictorial works.
Tea trade -- China, Southwest -- Pictorial works.
Trade routes -- China, Southwest -- Pictorial works.
China, Southwest -- Social life and customs.
Manners and customs. (OCoLC)fst01007815
Tea trade. (OCoLC)fst01144179
Trade routes. (OCoLC)fst01153852
Travel. (OCoLC)fst01155558
Asia -- Ancient Tea Horse Road. (OCoLC)fst01896698
China -- Sichuan Sheng. (OCoLC)fst01212127
China, Southwest. (OCoLC)fst01692656
China -- Tibet Autonomous Region. (OCoLC)fst01758817
China -- Yunnan Sheng. (OCoLC)fst01213585
Genre Pictorial works. (OCoLC)fst01423874
Addl. Author Ahmed, Selena, author.
Alt Title China's ancient trade road to Tibet
ISBN 9786167339535 (softcover)
6167339538 (softcover)

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