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VOLUME-18-NO.-4---SPRING-2017

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VOLUME 18 NO. 4 - SPRING 2017
CONTENTS:
  • 3 . Yak versus Cow
  • 4 . Disappearing Nomadic Culture of Yunnan Province
  • 6 . The Old Man and the Trees
  • 8 . History’s Color & Rhyme
  • 10 . The British Invasion of Tibet
  • 12 . Tibetan Architecture: Past and Furture
  • 14 . 2016 Yung Yau College @ Shangri-la
  • 20 . Little Black Beasts of Tibet
  • 22 . Tibetan Art: Past and Future
  • 24 . Adventures with CiCi
  • 26 . A letter of thanks
  • 27 . A letter from Liz Mamo, a former intern
  • 28 . A Trip to Langdu Village
  • 31 . My Education and My Role
  • 32 . A Personal Education/Learning Reflections
  • 34 . Intern Bios
  • 35 . Interns in the Field
  • 36 . Interns in the Field / Current Patrons

VOLUME-18-NO.-3---SPRING-2017

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VOLUME 18 NO. 3 - SPRING 2017
CONTENTS:
  • 3 . China 30 Years Ago
  • 6 . Head Hunter No More
  • 10 . Are you Jackie Chan
  • 13 . An Explorer in a Blue Serge Suit
  • 16 . Side Door, Then Back Door, Into India
  • 20 . Twilight of A Rafter’s Song
  • 23 . Teak Pretending To Be Palm
  • 24 . A Shift In Worlds On The China-Tibetan Borderland Part II. Changes in the Land
  • 26 . Discovering Philippines Cultural & Literary
  • 30 . A Day of Leisure in Palawan
  • 32 . A Series of Flash Back with CERS
  • 34 . CERS in the Field
  • 35 . News/Media and Lectures
  • 36 . Thank You/Current Patrons

VOLUME-18-NO.-2---SPRING-2016

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VOLUME 18 NO. 2 - SPRING 2016
CONTENTS:
  • 3 . A Nine-Day Circuit Around the Plateau
  • 8 . A Once-every-twelve-years Pilgrimage
  • 11 . A Shift In Worlds On The Tibetan Borderland Part I. The Middle Ground
  • 14 . Tai O Village, Shrimp Saurce Capital of the World
  • 17 . A Traveling Orchestra On A Boat
  • 20 . Hanging Coffins of The Philippines
  • 24 . A Little Greed Beyond Need
  • 27 . Dirt Bike to a Near Disaster
  • 30 . A Mad Rush to a Noisy Classroom
  • 33 . The Flying Fox
  • 34 . CERS in the Field
  • 35 . News/CERS in the Media
  • 36 . Thank You/Current Patrons

Volume 18 No.1

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VOLUME 18 NO. 1 - SPRING 2016
CONTENTS:
  • 3 . Two foreign pilgrims on the inner kora of Kawakarpo
  • 7 . Outermost Islands Off Taiwan
  • 10 . First Time Joining The CERS Family
  • 12 . Interview Survey in the Irrawaddy Dolphin Sanctuary
  • 15 . Myanmar on a raft
  • 18. Future of Pottery Tradition in Myanmar
  • 20. The Bird’s Nest Trade
  • 24 . Bus Aisle Prophet
  • 28. Photographer’s Paradise
  • 30 . Doctor’s Reunion in Shangri-la
  • 30. Leh’s Central Asian Museum: Mixing heritage with modernity
  • 34. CERS in the Field
  • 35. News/Media & Lectures

Volume 17 No.4

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VOLUME 17 NO. 4 - EDUCATION/INTERNSHIP SPECIAL ISSUE 2015
CONTENTS:
3
I’m Back Again?
5 Balancing Act
8 Water: Resource, Culture, and Politics
10 Dear Myanmar, From Burma
12 My first Glimpse through Anthropological Lens
15
Changing Landscapes
18
2015 Yung Yau College at Shangri-la
23
The Buddhist Cave
25
Nature, Wildlife, and Culture
26 Celebrity Sighting: CERS Staff and Interns
28 CTRL-S
30
Shek O Rooftop Raider
32
Old Folks Opening Old Wounds
35
Intern Bios
36
Interns in the field

Volume 17 No.3

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VOLUME 17 NO. 3 - AUTUMN 2015
CONTENTS:
3
Pilgrimage Long Overdue
6 Authenticity: For Them or for Ourselves?
9 CERS Community Education Project
11 Return to Mount Fanjing after 25 years
14 Mekong and Tributary Exploration
18
Frogs and Elephants in Laos
21 Cave Exploring in Sabang, Palawan
24
The Second Defile
28
Shadow of George Orwell’s Burmese Days
30
Jack Young, a Centenarian Chinese Pilot at 101
34
CERS in the Field
35
News/Media & Lectures

Volume 17 No.2

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VOLUME 17 NO. 2 - SUMMER 2015
CONTENTS:
3
Last of the Pi Yao Minority People
6 A Tang Dynasty Temple (circa 502 A.D.)
9 Avalanche!
12 Caught in Kathmandu
15
Adventure to Dulongjiang Region: An Unspoiled place in Northwest Yunnan
18
Blue Sky, White Peaks and Green Hills
22
Shake-Down Cruise of HM Explorer 2
26
Singing the Ocean Blues
30
Entering The Dinosaur’s Mouth
34
CERS in the Field
35
News/Media & Lectures

Volume 17 No.1

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VOLUME 17 NO. 1 - SPRING 2015
CONTENTS:
3
Open Boten: Elephants and Glamour on the Lao-China Border
6 Api Nampa: A Walk on the Wild Side
12 Headwater of the Chindwin
15 Exploring the Uppermost Chindwin
17
Chindwin Feline
20
Our Very Own River Monster
25
New Year on an Island off Taiwan
27
Channel Dividing a Nation, Sixty-Five Years and Counting
31
No More Family Division: Environmental Stewardship by Consensus in Guji
33
Jebsen in the Field
34
CERS in the Field
35
News/Media & Lectures

Volume 16 No.4

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VOLUME 16 NO. 4 - EDUCATION/INTERNSHIP SPECIAL ISSUE 2014
CONTENTS:
3
YYC – From Anticipation and Trepidation to Reflection and Determination
5 Caspar Jebsen – Impressions of Myanmar
8 Valerie Ma – The Road Less Travelled
10 Ingrid Ma – Myanmar Reflection
12
Ryan Ma – Fishing in Myanmar Waters (Part 1)
14
Ryan Ma – The Guest House (Part 2)
16
Henley Leong – Dolphins and Fish for Thought
22
Audrey Chan – In the Moment
25
Natasha Cheung – We are All Stranded Together
28
Shaan Lalvani – The Habits of the Li People in Hainan
30
Sebastian Wong – The Yunnan Snub-Nosed Monkeys
32
Curtis Wong – On Target
34
Intern Bios
36
Intern in the Field

Volume 16 No.3

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VOLUME 16 NO. 3 - AUTUMN 2014
CONTENTS:
3
Old Man by The Sea
6 To The Spartly Islands, Almost
10 Endemic Delights
14 A Day With a Monk - Hsing Yun musing at 88
16
Year of The Horse at Offshore Taiwan
20
Jungle Princess
22
Maps and Myanmar
24
On a Slow Boat Up Myanmar
28
A Chindwin River Odyssey
31
Miracle Fruit
34
CERS in the Field
35
News/CERS in the Media

Volume 16 No.2

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VOLUME 16 NO. 2 - SUMMER 2014
CONTENTS:
3
A Virtual Discovery Tour in Tibet
6 Tibet, North to South
12 Meditation Abode of The Gods
15 Why are Gongbin Villagers Obsessed with Their Houses?
17
Conserving Hong Shui Village for The Li People of Hainan Island
20
Escape from Super Typhoon Rammasun
23
Soldiers, Naturalists, Egoists & Visionaries: The Explorers of Burma (Part II) 
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Gem of Southern Myanmar
28
Exploring the Chindwin Upper Reaches
32
Hokkaido Sequel
34
CERS in the Field
35
News/CERS in the Media

Volume 16 No.1

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VOLUME 16 NO. 1 - SPRING 2014
CONTENTS:
3
Observations of Burma; Economic and Otherwise
8 Crises for the Irrawaddy Dolphin
11 Memories of Myanmar
14 A Survey of Overseas Chinese in Northern Myanmar
16
Roundabout Orchid Island
20
Lu Dao Island of Taiwan – An island off an island
24
If Not in Heaven, Then in Litang
28
Wild Divinities and Wild Landscapes
31
Two Full Moons on the Same Night
34
CERS in the Field
35
News/CERS in the Media

Volume 15 No.4

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VOLUME 15 NO. 4 - EDUCATION/INTERNSHIP SPECIAL ISSUE 2013
CONTENTS:
3
Curtis Wong – Myanmar’s Road to Modernization
6 Chaeyoon Kim – Keeping an Open Mind
8
Jason Kan – Myanmar Reflection
11 Melissa Murray – My CERS Reflections
12 Karthi Duraisamy – Gehuaqing - Bees - Honey
14
YYC Girls 新體驗
16
YYC Boys 尋蜂之旅
17
Miss Lau 謝謝!
18
Jamie Au – Capturing Yunnan
20
Audrey Chan – Differences that Don’t Matter
22
Leonie Lee – Yunnan with CERS
24
Jonathan Eng – Life in Perspective
26
Valerie Ma – East Meets West
28
Sara Tomaselli – The Snow Leopards of Langdu?
30
Tina Zhao – As Curious as a Child
32
Nadia Mastroyiannis – Tamed v.s. Wild
33
Ilana Saxe – To Mandalay and Beyond
35
Intern Bios
36
Interns in the Field

Volume 15 No.3

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VOLUME 15 NO. 3 - MYANMAR SPECIAL ISSUE 2013
CONTENTS:
3
Exploring the Chindwin River
8 “Thar she blows!”
10
Call of the Irrawaddy Dolphin
14 Soldiers, Naturalists, Egoists & Visionaries: The Explorers of Burma (Part I)
18 Monsoon on the Irrawaddy
21
Amateur Naturalist on the Loose
25
Amateur Birder, but pro photographer, on the loose
29
Day Bridge Good for a Year
32
Daniel Ng Remembered
34
CERS in the Field
35
News/CERS in the Media

Volume 15 No.2

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VOLUME 15 NO. 2 - SUMMER 2013
CONTENTS:
3
The Red Detachment of Women - From Hainan to World Stage
6 Ho Chi Minh’s Chinese Connections and Poems
10
Along Vietnam’s Border – Jinping, Yunnan
14 From the Terai to the Himalayas
18 Plateau Blue
20
The Castle and the Temple
22
Exploration vs Tourism
24
Jungle Magic
27
“Same-same but different”
30
Crossing Border in and out of Laos
32
John Farrell Remembered
34
CERS in the Field
35
News/CERS in the Media

Volume 15 No.1

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VOLUME 15 NO. 1 - SPRING 2013
CONTENTS:
3
Treasure in our Backyard: The Crabs of Tai Tam
7 Naga New Year – A Former Headhunter’s Festival
12
Kengtung, Capital of the Golden Triangle
16 Train Ride in Myanmar
19 Cowboyed up at the National Western Stock Show
22
Wildlife at the Crossroads
26
Sea Eagles at World Heritage Site
29
Hokkaido Winter 2013
31
The Ailaoshan Trail
34
CERS in the Field
35
News/CERS in the Media

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VOLUME 14 NO. 4 - CERS EDUCATION ISSUE 2012
CONTENTS:
3
Glacier
6 Get lost
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Plans change, so be open to anything
10 My Exploration Journey
12 YYC Girls 的難忘回憶
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YYC Girls 的學習成果
16
The Beauty of Simplicity
18
First Five days with CERS
22
Inspired by CERS
24
The Underlying Problems of Modernization - The Erosion of Culture
25
Culture and Community
28
When Dancing Together
30
Lawrenceville in Shangri-la
32
Artist Corner
34
Intern Bios
36
Interns in the Fields

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VOLUME 14 NO. 3 - AUTUMN 2012
CONTENTS:
3
Prison Break!
5 Expect the Unexpected - Prerequisite of exploration spirit
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Exploring the Back of Sacred Khawakarpo
13 Rainforest IDYL
16 The Last Coracle - A last ditch effort in collecting
18
Joy of Photographing Cranes and Eagles
20
Expert Critique of Burmese Cat Project
23
Inle Lake Monsoon Reflections
26
More Myanmar Reflections
30
Trash to Treasure, once again!
34
CERS in the Field
35
News/CERS in the Media

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VOLUME 14 NO. 2 - SUMMER 2012
CONTENTS:
3
Swan Song of the Last Reindeer Herder
10 The Reindeer People of China
14
Lifestyles of Self-sufficiency
18 Polar Village at Head of the Heilongjiang River
22 CRAVING FOR CAVIAR, for better or for worse
26
A Toe in the Water
28
MY MOULMEIN MOMENT at the mouth of the Salween River
31
Salween Passage
34
CERS in the Field
35
News/CERS in the Media

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VOLUME 14 NO. 1 - SPRING 2012
CONTENTS:
3
Taiwan Early Head Hunters, the Tsou People
10 Wuzhishan : a biologist’s mad scramble up Hainan’s highest peak
14
Hainan Island’s Wu Zhi Shan Mountains
18 Visit to the Jiangchang Underground Palace, Hainan
24 My days in Hung Shui Village
26
“Smile, you’re on Candid Camera!”
28
Memories of An Old Pilot and gift of a Dunhuang painting
32
Longest Day at The Beach – with the Sea Turtles
34
CERS in the Field
36
News/CERS in the Media

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VOLUME 13 NO. 4 - 25TH ANNIVERSARY
CONTENTS:
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25 Years Retrospective
8 25 Years of Surprises and Surprising Legacy
10
Return to the Arjinshan Calving Grounds
14 Angel of the Plateau finds new home
16 Explorers of the Arjinshan
20
Crisis Aversion at Antelope Watershed
30
My “Will” – Arjin Shan Nature Reserve
32
Filming in Arjin
34
The Road to Arjin
35
What the CERS education program has meant to me
36
My CERS Experience from student intern to staff
38
My time with CERS
39
Uncompensated Morality
41 Golden Monkeys & Lisu Village
Boundless Lake 
42 From Junk to Jewel

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VOLUME 13 NO. 3 - AUTUMN 2011
CONTENTS:
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To the Source of the Salween River, barely
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With the CERS Team to the Source of the Salween
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Surviving the Salween Source Expedition
22
Salween River’s Indignation
26
Salween – Surviving, the Source
30
What satellite pictures can’t tell you
32
Only 24km from Salween River Source
34
CERS in the Field
35
News/CERS in the Media

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VOLUME 13 NO. 2 - SUMMER 2011
CONTENTS:
3
Himalayan Smallest Kingdom
8
Kangchenjunga – On Top of The World’s Third Highest Peak
12
Abode of The Buddhas
16
Little Tibet of the Himalayas
21
A Museum for Ancient Leh
22
Reflecting on Myanmar
24
From Jet Age to Stone Age
28
Yunnan Snub-nosed Monkey Retrospective
31
Love and Death In The Service of The Czar
34
CERS in the Field
35
News/CERS in the Media

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VOLUME 13 NO. 1 - SPRING 2011
CONTENTS:
3
Photo Essay on Jiulong
6
Unveiling Secrets of the Musk Deer
12
Progress and Plans for Musk Deer Conservation
18
On the Mekong in Cambodia
22
Motorbike Syndrome in Tibet
26
A Gift from Hong Kong to China in 1949
30
Lost Footstep No More?
33
Burmese Cat’s Perfect Home
34
CERS in the Field
35
News/CERS in the Media

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VOLUME 12 NO. 3 - AUTUMN 2010
CONTENTS:
3
The Last People’s Commune
8
Who’s the Winner
12
The Yin and Yang of Expeditions
14
Summer Expedition 2010 - A Romance that went sour
16
Plateau Blue
20
Wilderness Heartland of Tibet
26
Exploring the Irrawaddy
30
Hazel Ying Lee
32
CERS Reflection
34
CERS in the Field
35
News/CERS in the Media

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VOLUME 12 NO. 2 - SUMMER 2010
CONTENTS:
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Into The Gobi Desert During Deep Winter
8
Pleading of the Wild Yak
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Wild yaks and a brush with disaster
14
Tracking Wild Yak in the Snow
16
Craving for Crane and Crab
20
TWO ANCIENT CAPITALS – Thirty years before and after
26
A ‘village’ of strangers helps conserve Li artifacts
28
Cradle of China’s Communist Revolution
32
China’s auto industry, then and now
34
CERS in the Field
35
News/CERS in the Media

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VOLUME 12 NO. 1 - SPRING 2010
CONTENTS:
3
A Land Where Time Stood Still
8
Tattoo Women of Myanmar's Chin State
11
When China Had Few Friends
14
Emerging Suzhou's Disappearing Act
16
Bearded Vulture of the Himalaya's
18
Economic Boom - Another World Heritage Site Turned Tourist Mecca
22
Quiet Border of Laos with Myanmar
25
Flying into the Storm During 60th National Day
28
Leave It or Fix It
30
Inthar Heritage House
34
CERS in the Field
35
News/CERS in the Media

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VOLUME 11 NO. 3 - AUTUMN 2009
CONTENTS:
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Himalayan paradise and paradigm kingdom
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With the Royal Grand Mother of Bhutan at an 8th Century Buddhist enclave
11
Caves not just for tourists
14
Unlikely tent-mate provides wake-up call on climate change
18
Resting place of the slaughter knife - Gom-Gonsar Monastery of Tibet
22
A Buddha in disguise
24
Forgotten corner of Tibet
26
Interns savour exotic excursions
28
Die-hard leeches of Hainan Island
30
Caught on the thin edge of a total solar eclipse
34
CERS in the Field
35
News/CERS in the Media

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VOLUME 11 NO. 2 - SUMMER 2009
CONTENTS:
3
Water Splashing for New Year 1371
6
Secret and Sacred Cave of Yunnan
9
Women Explorers to China (1880-1930)
14
Capturing Cranes at Napahai
18
Two Taoist Mountains, Thirty Years Apart
26
Tea for Tibet
28
Easter in Tibet
30
Searching for Yaks Over Thin Ice
32
Hot Spring Pilgrimage in Taiwan
34
CERS in the Field
35
News/CERS in the Media

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VOLUME 11 NO. 1 - SPRING 2009
CONTENTS:
3
Zoological Kingdom of the Underworld
8
Backdoor into Burma's Irrawaddy River
14
Escapade in North Burma
18
Yaks Affect Economics and Ecology in Tibet
23
Arjin Mountain Experiences
24
German Pilot Pictured China 75 Years Ago
28
Looking on China from Above
32
Forty Nine Turning Sixty
34
Reflections of the Burmese Cat
35
News/CERS in the Media

VOLUME 10 NO. 3 - AUTUMN 2008
CONTENTS:
3
Yugu, little known minority of the Qilian Mountains
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The Burmese cats' long journey home
9
World Heritage - long overdue
14
Birds of many feathers
19
Face tattooes - a fading tradition
21
Eclipse of a matrilineal enclave
26
My Olympic torch relay
28
My moment at the Games
31
News/CERS in the media

VOLUME 10 NO. 2 - SUMMER 2008
CONTENTS:
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Discovery: a new Yellow River Source
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Navigating the Yellow River's birthplace
12
Nature's pageantry en route to the source
17
Relishing history, ecology on a momentous expedition
22
An unforgettable journey to a monumental watershed
25
Bringing an excursion into focus
28
Bidding hello to the adventure of a lifetime
31
Lessons learned from a sortie to the source

VOLUME 10 NO. 1 - SPRING 2008
CONTENTS:
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My first roll of film in China (circa 1974)
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Moon Chin, a pioneer aviator
11
Burmese kittens and mastiff dogs
14
Mouth of the Mekong
20
Crossroad in preservation & modernization
24
Film students take a walk on the wild side
29
Exploration bicycle vignette
31
News and CERS in the Media

VOLUME 9 NO. 3 - AUTUMN 2007
CONTENTS:
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Return to Hainan Island
9
'Raw' and 'Cooked' Li people of Hainan Island
14
Shenzhen thirty years ago
16
Faces of Islam in China
21
Fish for the elusive Burmese cat
24
Chinese pilots recall flights over the Hump
28
Final flight of a Hump pilot
31
News

VOLUME 9 NO. 2 - SUMMER 2007
CONTENTS:
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3 At the source of the Mekong
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On the way to the Mekong source
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First family at the Mekong source
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To the source of the river Mekong
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Film-maker at the source of the Mekong
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An expedition adventure to the source of the Mekong
25
A naturalist at another source
27
Exploration at the Mekong source

VOLUME 9 NO. 1 - SPRING 2007
CONTENTS:
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A Satellite view of Zhongdian, Yunnan
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Home of the Burmese cats
9
Recounting two fly-by-night operations
13
The road less travelled : Chasing yaks
15
Sagas along Guangxi's border with Vietnam
22
Bearing fruit from small seedlings
25
Most endangered tiger species
26
Return to Guilin

VOLUME 8 NO. 3 - 20TH ANNIVERSARY
CONTENTS:
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CERS marks 20 years of work on nature and culture
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Minor exploration details
10
Jesuits trigger Tibetan kingdom's demise
14
Exploration's high and low points
23
Mountains of gold
26
Blessings of the 7th Dalai Lama
29
Tri-province mastiff search
32
Explorer enters twilight? Or just shifting gear?

VOLUME 8 NO. 2 - SUMMER 2006
CONTENTS:
3
Transborder cave at Signpost 124
6
Changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes
10
Four-wheeling through Laos
13
Zigong - a city with three treasures
19
CERS' extraordinary museum
21
Tourism knocks at nature reserve's doorstep
24
Mastiffs galore/Thoughts on the year of the mastiff
28
More on cranes

VOLUME 8 NO. 1 - SPRING 2006
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Last chance for the Hainan gibbons
Pilgrimage to Ji Ju Shan
Return to CNAC old route
Deng Tribe of the Indian/Burmese border
Most severe earthquake of the 20th century
Into Tibet, then and now
The otter fisherman's last stand
Last... but not least

VOLUME 7 NO. 3 - WINTER 2005
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New and longer Yangtze discovery
Yangtze, Yangtze
Measuring the Yangtze from space
A naturalist's journey to the source
Reflection enroute to the Yangtze source

Towards the Yangtze source
Return to the source
Plus...other accounts of this exceptional expedition

VOLUME 7 NO. 2 - SUMMER 2005
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Exploring the Black Rock Huge Cave
An observation of Tibetan architecture
Last of the Oroqen hunters
Fifty-three degrees North, minus thirty-one degrees C
Lost reindeer herder of Manchuria
A story of humans and nature
Grand Saint Bernard, people and dog savior of the Alps

VOLUME 7 NO. 1 - SPRING 2005
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INLE LAKE - Jewel of the Burmese crown
Mishaps, murder on the high plateau
DULONG (Drung) - tiny tribe by the Burmese border
Into Tibet through a backdoor
Signpost Number 16
Old pilots reminisce
A litter too soon, a little too few

VOLUME 6 NO. 3 - WINTER 2004
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Yretsanom Opnob
Hope on the horizon
Tibetan Mastiff controversy
Smiles under a different sky
Time capsule in Tibet
Finland's president

VOLUME 6 NO. 2 - SPRING 2004
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Golden Monkeys' photo op
Lisu hunters' balancing act
Closer to Heaven
Hidden Valley of Tibet
Tracking Big Horn Sheep
Asiatic Beaver's last stand

VOLUME 6 NO. 1 - AUTUMN 2003
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Biodiversity in our midst
Last gazelles of the Blue Sea
The Biritish invasion of Tibet
Travel ups & downs in Sichuan
Nature flourishes, culture fades
Monkey business
Bridge over the Mekong

VOLUME 5 NO. 3 - SPRING 2003
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The changing face of exploration and the land
Protecting the Wild Yak
Monkey business in Yunnan
Shangri-la's many names
Lijiang, past and future
Ancient dog faces demise

VOLUME 5 NO. 2 - SPRING 2003
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Pikas lost and found
Across northern Tibet
Lhasa: Twenty years
My Himalayan sunset
Kailash: Blessings and curses
Wildlife of the Wild West

 

VOLUME 5 NO. 1 - SUMMER 2002
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Life, death and rebirth of a World Heritage Site
Mountain fortresses of Tibet
Paradise lost
Black - necked cranes
Black devils of the Li River
But seriously
Twins, at CERS service

 

VOLUME 4 NO. 3 - SPRING 2002
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Afghan border with China
Frontier ordeal
Tea time dilemma
Treachery with honour
Down to earth Buddha
Ateacher in bandit country
Mission on the roof

VOLUME 4 NO. 2 - AUTUMN 2001
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Kungfu Master of Tibet
Return to the Antelope watershed
A morning bio-diversity lesson
Tibetan journey
Toasted in Xinjiang
An excursion into Inner Asia's frontier

 

VOLUME 4 NO. 1 - SPRING 2001
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CERS returns to northern Yunnan
Shadow of Joseph Rock's legacy
Conservation express
Hanging Coffins opened
Train saga to Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh rolls in his grave
Corner suite at Tibetan winery
Winter pilgrimage to mountain deities
World War II Hump pilot returns

VOLUME 3 NO. 4 - AUTUMN ISSUE
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Millennium musings
What the rocks have witnessed
Kiang survey raises questions
Pastoral retreat on the roof of the world
Auspicious home on the plateau

Helping people helps the Giant Panda, too
Teamwork opens up caving possibilities
A Tigress Reminisces
Ali Beg and the 40 thieves-a chapter in Kazak history

VOLUME 3 NO. 3 - SUMMER ISSUE
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Grave situation of the Bo coffins
Grave looting horror
The wolf trap
Christian and Buddhist intrigues on the roof
Millennium twilight

Millennium outlook
Fast Track to HEAVEN-Mockery of the sacred mountain
Volcanic Valentine
An underground AFFAIR
Frontier without borders

VOLUME 3 NO. 1&2 - MILLENNIUM ISSUE
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9
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15
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21
A tale of two nunneries
On the road again - across Tibet
Yatung-a border town caught in the crossfire
View from the Pinnacle of The World
Into Nepal-without a permit
Pilgrims and traders
Gone fishin' on the roof of the world

VOLUME 2 NO. 4 - SPRING 1999
CONTENTS:
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5
6
10
11
14
General Jack Young - A 1920's naturalist
The camel messenger
Laos-through the back door
Bridging two frontier towns
The Harem master's dilemma

A royal mountain pilgrimage

VOLUME 2 NO. 3 - WINTER 1998
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4
6
8
11
12
14
Trailblazer on a lonely road
Lessons from the Lisu hunters
Death of a Tibetan Antelope protector
A great escape in Tibat
Protecting an endangered feathered friend

A flight into history
Grave concerns

VOLUME 2 NO. 2 - SUMMER 1998
CONTENTS:
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5
7
8
10
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14
A walk among the antelopes
Sacred birth, violent death
The gods will sleep well tonight
Return of the gods' portraits
Intrigues of exploration and conservation

Camels in the wild
Eulogy of a Moso woman warrior

VOLUME 2 NO. 1 - SPRING 1998
CONTENTS:
3
4
6
8
11
12
14


A rejuvenating adventure
Unearthing a mythical fungus
Matsutake madness
Lunar New Year in Tibet
The Man Who Chases a Cause

Yak Encounters
A Brief History of CERS and the Arjin(Altun) Mountain Nature Reserve

VOLUME 1 NO. 4 - WINTER 1997
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Landslides vs Tibetan Gods
Geocoding the Taklamakan's Treasure Maps
Glimpsing a Nomad's Life
Closer to Heaven
Tibetan Antelope Massacre

In search of the evasive Blue Sheep
A Tigress Reminisces
Ali Beg and the 40 thieves-a chapter in history

VOLUME 1 NO. 3 - SUMMER 1997
CONTENTS:
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4
6
8
11
12
13

Last tribute to a Moso matriach
A journey to the centre of Paradise
Dalai Lama dilemma
Tribal wars rage on holy mountains
World Cultural Heritage Symposium

How to buy a camel
A desert sandstorm welcome

VOLUME 1 NO. 2 - SPRING 1997
CONTENTS:
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14
Heavenly cranes make a comeback
Whacking the Gods
Executives on expedition
A kid's adventure
Plateau highs

Silk Road encounters
CERS speleologists learn the ropes
On the road with Wong How Man
Birding at Longbaotan Marsh

VOLUME 1 NO. 1 - AUTUMN 1996
CONTENTS:
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11
Big yak attack
Khartan Valley wildlife sightings
Bathing the gods at Baiya Monastery
Smothered by desert sands
The mystery of the hanging coffins

The urgent call of an auspicious bird
Cultural conservation at Luguhu