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Faces and Places

  Photos taken by the author during his research trip.

Gallery Home Getting Li Faces & Places The Yangtze Poyang Hu South China

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This man lived in the countryside near Ruijin. I was the first foreigner he'd ever seen.

Upon being told I was American, this 101-year-old beamed broadly and said, "FDR! FDR!"

One of a vanishing breed: a Party cadre at a state-run lumber mill in Meizhou.

A peasant of Shengang town, where our daughter was abandoned on the steps of a police station. Might he be her father? Her uncle?

I looked in a thousand eyes.

the unfortunate puppy at the center of this photo is a delicacy, about to become someone's dinner

The author with one of his guides in Nanjing, and the guide's mother and father.