Tibetans watching a horse race from their trucks at a summer festival east of Xiaquka, 2000

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
August 9, 2019

Tibetans watching a horse race from their trucks at a summer festival east of Xiaquka [Xagquka]

Tibetans watching a horse race from their trucks at a summer festival east of Xiaquka, 2000

Tibetans watching a horse race from their trucks at a summer festival east of Xiaquka [Xagquka]

Color film.

Tibetans watching a horse race from their trucks at a summer festival east of Xiaquka [Xagquka]

Photograph by Richard H. Ree, 1973-
Highway 317 from Qamdo to Lhasa, Tibet, China
August 11, 2000

A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS Images.

Richard H. Ree received his Ph.D. from Harvard in 2001 and became assistant curator in the botany department of the Field Museum of Natural History in 2003. Initially interested in the Passifloraceae (passion fruit family) of the New World tropics, Ree became intrigued by the diversity of the flora in the Hengduan region and the question of why so many closely related species had evolved in such close proximity. His doctoral dissertation was a detailed study of a small part of the highly diverse genus Pedicularis (louseworts), whose greatest concentration of species is in the Hengduan Mountains of China.

Read more about the Arnold Arboretum’s 2000 Hengduan Mountains Expedition in our Expeditions Unveiled timeline.

Copyright © 2000-2003 Richard H. Ree

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