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