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Erle C. Ellis: Pictures: China

China 1990-1991


From August 1990 to August 1991, I lived in Nanjing, China, serving as an English teacher at Nanjing Agricultural University.  During that period, I took pictures of the university, Nanjing and the surrounding areas, started the first pizza restaurant in Nanjing with help from friends, and traveled extensively across China.


From 1993 to 1996, I conducted postdoctoral research at two villages in Jiangsu, China.  I had an apartment in Beijing, at Beijing Agricultural University (now China Agricultural University), hosted by my advisor for the project, Prof. Cheng Xu.  However, I spent most of my time near Wuxi, Jiangsu, where most pictures of this set were taken, mostly in Xiejia Village of Wujin County or Zhangqing Village of Wuxi County. 


From 2000 to 2005, I was the principal investigator of a collaborative research project investigating long-term ecological changes across China's densely populated village landscapes.  Conducted in the field at five sites across China, there was a huge amount of travel, and many collaborative training efforts at field sites and elsewhere.. 

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