Datong Area: Topographic Views (Datong, China)

Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott, 1960-
Published/Created:
Datong, Shanxi, China
General GPS for Datong city area
6/10/2009 (photographed)
Notes:
A prefecture-level city in northern Shanxi Province of North China, located a few hundred kilometres west by rail from Beijing with an elevation of 1,040 metres (3,410 ft). It has a population of 3,318,057 at the 2010 census of whom 1,447,150 live in the built up area made of 3 out of 4 urban districts (City, Mining and Nanjiao). The town was founded as Píngchéng in 200 BCE during the Han Dynasty. It was important on the trade route into Mongolia and was capital of several northern dynasties. The city was renamed Datong in 1048 CE. The Yungang Grottoes are 16 km west of Datong. Datong is an old fashioned coal mining city but is trying to develop "substitute industries" such as machinery manufacturing, tourism and distribution, warehousing and logistics services.
Topics:
Architecture -- China -- 21st century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Contemporary
Twenty-first century
Culture:
Chinese
Accession Number:
1A2-CH-D-SP-D2
Coordinates:
+40.083333+113.3
Genre:
urban and topographical views (AAT)
Format:
Image
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
visual works; photographs; visual works; topographical views architecture; cityscape; contemporary (1960 to present); genre; City planning; urban renewal
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Addition Module Seven
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
6/10/2009 12:00:00 AM
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2011; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4349
OID:
10471608
PID:
digcoll:1859797