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Expedition to Chinese Tibet

Nature volume 110, page 719 (25 November 1922) | Download Citation



AS already announced, the Percy Sladen Trust Expedition to the Alps of Chinese Tibet, consisting of Prof. J. W. Gregory and his son, Mr. C. J. Gregory, has returned after a successful journey. The primary object of the expedition was the investigation of the geological structure of the mountain regions of China in localities which would throw light on the relations of the mountains of south-western China to those of the Himalaya and south-eastern Asia. The expedition left Bhamo on the Irrawadi in North Burma on May 7, and crossed the frontier hills to the “Treaty Port ” of Tengyueh, where the Indian servants were sent back and a Chinese staff and muleteers engaged. Permission was there given by the Chinese magistrate to go to Likiang-fu, the administrative headquarters on the borders of Chinese Tibet. The expedition was allowed to proceed to Likiang-fu by a route across one of the blank areas on the existing map of Yunnan.

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