Henan Province, China

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Considered by historians to be the birthplace of Chinese culture, Henan is nevertheless one of the country’s less-economically developed regions. The province’s economy largely depends upon agriculture, aluminum mining, and coal reserves, all of which are dwindling. Approximately 2.5 million people in China altogether suffer from cataracts, and the distribution is particularly high in rural regions like Henan.

Qinyang is a city of 470,000, located along a tributary of the Yellow River. It also sits in the shadow of the strikingly beautiful Taihang mountain range.


2014 Expeditions:

Qinyang: Oct 9-14


2015 Expeditions:

Qinyang: September (date TBD)


Posted: March 18, 2015


Category: East Asia & the Pacific