|"No matter where you go, two things are always interesting to observe:
the level of optimism on the faces of the very young and the scoring of history on
the faces of the old. However beware, what you see is often a reflection of your
Our purpose in going to the village of Lonshan (Longsheng) was to visit the
Shou family and see a bit of Chinese rural life.
The Shou family is a member of one of China's minority groups. One of our guides
said that there are 56 ethnic groups recognized in China. Of China’s 1.3 Billion
people the Han comprise about 95% of the population. Shou family belong to the Miao
The home we visited was of Shou Ton Kong, a rice farmer.
The photo above is that of his mother.