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CLIP 13544

A child led tour of Chan'gou in Yunnan Province of China

A child led tour of Chan'gou in Yunnan Province of China

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Key Info
  • A child led tour of Chan'gou in Yunnan Province of China
  • Duration: 09:53
  • He Ruiqin lives in a remote mountain village about three hours from the ancient city of Lijiang. Her parents are subsistence farmers, making a living from the crops of wheat, potatoes and barley grown on the steep terrace slopes surrounding their house. During term time Ruiqin and her friends all board at school because their parents work so hard and spend long hours in the fields tending their crops. The farms are sometimes high up in the mountains making a daily trip to school and back very difficult. The area is famous for its fast running rivers and deep gorges. Local people travel across the system of fast rivers by boat so that they can trade their produce. At home with her family she helps in the fields and spends time with her baby sister. They grow their own food and love to eat the traditional spicy food associated with this region of China. First broadcast in the Learning Zone on BBC2 in March 2012 as part of the series In my shoes.
  • Subject:



    Asia: Other

  • Keywords: Yunnan, mountain villages, China, gorges, fast rivers, farming wheat, barley, potatoes, chillies, terraced fields, rural schools, self sufficiency, Lijiang, Jinsha river, farmers, Inmyshoes
Ideas for use in class
  • Useful when looking at: traditional subsistence farming communities. Farming in difficult terrain. Travel and transport in remote mountainous areas. Gorges and fast running rivers. Mountain landscapes. Cross curricular links include: Geography - cities, towns and villages, Asia, rivers, mountains, sustainability, PSHE - differences and similarities, cultural issues. Chinese - school, food and drink.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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