Watering My Horse by a Spring at the Foot of the Long Wall

Author(s): Xiaoxiao Xu

photography monographs

Xiaoxiao Xu embarks on a journey of 25,000 kilometres to document the lives of the people along the foot of the Great Wall of China. Contrary to popular belief, the wall is not a single, continuous structure, but rather a collection of walls and fortifications built during various Chinese dynasties. Her images show that, despite its decline in some of these parts, a lively relationship remains between the wall and local populations who honour and protect it. In the process, Xu attempts to discover the impact of fast-growing China on this historic site. The villages along the Great Wall still live by ancient traditions, but these are gradually disappearing. She captures this visual transformation


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General Fields

  • : 9789492051486
  • : Eriskay Connection
  • : January 2020
  • : books

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  • : Xiaoxiao Xu
  • : paperback
  • : 112