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Wednesday, September 19, 1990 - 19:30

The Yangtze Gorges: Some Historical and Personal Perspectives, Part II

Ambassador van den Berg

Embassy of Switzerland

Having spoken last April about the historical and cultural aspects of the Three Gorges of the Yangtze River, Ambassador van den Berg will pick up the thread of his presentation and offer to BIS members the more recent developments of this fascinating and beautiful part of the Yangtze River. The talk will feature observations by foreigners from 1900 on, including experiences of Mr. Roland van den Berg as a child in Chungking and will be illustrated by slides and a (home-made) movie taken in 1964 of a trip through the normally then “closed” Gorges.