Nanshan grasslands horse show, Zinjiang Kazak, 1983. PHOTO BY JOAN LEBOLD COHEN.

Grasslands, which constitute 41 percent of China’s territory, exist in desert, semi-arid, and moist forest ecological zones of the country. The Chinese government has taken action since the mid-1980s to preserve and protect this important environmental and economic resource.

Although China is perhaps best known in the West for its rice-growing eastern landscapes, China ranks second among the countries of the world (behind Australia) in

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