ad info




AsiaNow
 ASIA NOW
  east asia
  southeast asia
  south asia
  central asia
  australasia
 TIME ASIA
  current issue
  asia buzz
  magazine archive
  web features
  customer service
  subscribe to time
 ASIAWEEK
 BUSINESS
 SPORTS
 ENTERTAINMENT
 ASIA WEATHER
 ASIA TRAVEL

photoessay
Photographs by James Whitlow Delano/SABA

The borderlands of western China -- integrated into the mainland in 1914 -- are Tibetan in all but name. Ethnic Tibetans in Qinghai, Sichuan and Yunnan provinces continue to practice their traditional customs. James Whitlow Delano visited the region to photograph Monlam, the annual spring prayer festival that celebrates the Tibetan New Year. In this photograph, a nomad sports his finest robes, trimmed with snow leopard fur, and a fox-fur hat at the festival   NEXT >> 2/9
 
tibet

STORY: Rethinking the Riddle
Some believers look to the newly exiled Karmapa as the best chance for breaking the impasse with China

MORE: Exhibition
Find out about Delano's exhibition showing in Los Angeles, July through to September, 2000


Features Home | TIME Asia home


Back to the top   © 2000 Time Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Terms under which this service is provided to you.
Read our privacy guidelines.