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A student practices working the fields with a water buffalo. Photo by Ming-Jiu-Li, China Summer Program.

Langmusi monastery visit

The small town Langmusi is located across the borders of three provinces: Gansu, Sichuan and Qinghai and is a majority Tibetan area. Today we visited monasteries, some of them over 800 years old, some new and under construction. We were lucky enough to meet with a Tibetan artist 才项 who learned Tangka painting from his grandfather. After studying art for 19 years in Tongren, he is in charge of the monastery construction and decoration. We observed the painting process.