Lijiang Prefecture 丽江市

Lijiang, home to the Naxi people, declared a Unesco World Heritage Site after a devastating earthquake, has become Yunnan's biggest tourist attraction, but just a few kilometers away quaint villages can still be found. In the far northeast lies Lugu Lake, famous more for it matrilineal Mosuo than for its natural beauty.

Lijiang - Twenty Years On

Jim Goodman, veteran researcher and writer on Yunnan and its people, has just republished his 1997 book "Children of the Jade Dragon: the Naxi and Yi of Northwest Yunnan". In its new preface he looks back at the changes the last twenty years have brought.