Edited by Gianni Guadalupi. Texts by Henri d'Ollone, A.F. Legendre
1986 / 256 PAGES.
Language: Two editions: Italian, French
The Far West of China: a mysterious people who, from the Great Mountains, held the Celestial Empire’s armies in check and pillaged their herds.
The Lolo people, labelled the “Redskins of the East”, inhabited the “Chinese Far West”: Liangshan. Barricaded among the Sichuan and Yunnan mountains, these people of unknown origins experienced short-lived fame in the late 1800s. In those years, the European powers were plotting the carve-up of China, and the presence of a sizeable ethnic minority (that some eagerly speculated to be white), historically independent and in conflict with the Celestial Empire’s laughable armies, not far from the boundaries of French Indo-China (that is, in areas falling under the sphere of French influence), turned them into a target for France, who sent several expeditions to explore the areas.