Shaanxi, Gansu, and Ningxia, 1936

Loess Terraces. Pingliang, Gansu.

This StoryMap contains a series of photographs depicting agriculture, the environment, and land use in Northwest China’s Shaanxi 陕西, Gansu 甘肃, and Ningxia 宁夏 provinces in 1936. The images come from a photograph album from Rev. Claude L. Pickens, Jr.’s trip to northwest China held at the Harvard-Yenching Library. Photographs have been geotagged based on the descriptions in the album.

Cite this blog post
Micah Muscolino (2021, March 18). Shaanxi, Gansu, and Ningxia, 1936. China Water and Soil History Network. Retrieved June 18, 2024, from

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