Gansu Province (Gānsù Shěng 甘肃 省)

Bent NIELSEN

Country side farms, 1993, Lanzhou, Gansu. PHOTO BY JOAN LEBOLD COHEN.

Gansu is a northern province about the size of the state of California; it was an important stage on the Silk Roads. Agricultural products include tobacco, millet, wheat, and fruit; manufactured products include heavy machinery, petrochemicals, and nonferrous metals. The western end of the Great Wall is in Gansu.

Gansu (Kansu) Province is located in northern China at the upper….

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