National Geographic : 1928 Nov
SOUTHWEST KANSU IS A LAND OF RIVERS AND MOUNTAINS Tsingkwei lies southeast of Choni (see map, page 576). A fair idea of the character of much ofthe Kansu territory can be obtained from this vista, which unfolds before one looking downstream toward the village. Bordering the river are freshlyplanted fields. Though this region ispastoral, rather than agricultural, cereals and some cotton and tobacco are grown in the fertile valleys. Some ofthe hills are wooded. The elevation of Tsing kwei is about 8,000 feet, practically the same as that of Choni.