Source of the Yangtze
Source of the Yangtze: The river originates in the Himalayas. Joined by several other watercourses, the virgin waters flow easterly through a shallow, spacious valley, studded with lakes and bounded by snow-capped mountains. These are the Tibetan highlands, a place of grasslands, yaks, sheep, and blue sky. This is also the land of the Tibetan people, and one of the holy places of Buddhism. Please Click here to see works painted by our artists we assembled.


Snow Mountain of Ge Nadandon
 The Yangtze flows across the Plateau of Tibet and descends through deep valleys in
the mountains east of the plateau, emerging onto the Yunnan-Guizhou (Yungui) Plateau. The source of the Yangtze is the Wu-lan-mu-lun River, which originates in glacial melt waters on the slopes of the T'ang-ku-la Mountains in southern Qinghai province on the border with the Tibet Autonomous Region. This part of its course lies in the higher regions of the Tibetan highlands.

For over a thousand years Tibetan-speaking people have lived in Tibet and areas that are part of China. The Tibetan script is one cultural element that unites them across these contemporary borders. Most Tibetans also practice Buddhism. Tibetans in the Kham region of western Tibet live primarily in areas now defined as the Chinese provinces of Sichuan and Yunnan where is along with the Yangtze river. Their dress and diet are also distinctive. Tibetan Culture Beyond the Land of Snows uses a translation of the Tibetan term for Tibet, Bh?d Ganchen-jong (land of snows).


Since from the 9th century, Tibetan had started to create an art form, Thanka which is one of what they have been lasting influences on the development of Tibetan art. There is no scope for originality so far as the iconographic details of divinities are concerned, and, thus, such painting is a highly skilled craft. Thanka is a traditional Tibetan painting of a Buddha, Buddhist deity. Thankas are framed in rich, colorful, silk brocades, but they are religious objects, not simply decorations. Such religious works of art function as models on which meditators can reflect, identifying and developing within themselves the qualities such as wisdom and compassion that are embodied in the painting.

Animal Husbandry
In the highlands of the upper basin, the population consists mainly of ethnic Tibetans engaged in traditional animal husbandry and the cultivation of such hardy grains as barley and rye

Oil Painting by Chen Danqing
In the 20th century, Tibetan, the people who live in the source of Yangtze river, their strong, wisdom, firmly belief have been described and recorded by an famous artist, Chen Danqin via his oil paintings.
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to see some oil paintings painted by this artist.

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