Jade carving - SupChina

Jade carving

A worker at a factory in Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province, adds final touches to a carved jade stone. Yangzhou has been known for its jadesmiths for thousands of years.

Michael Yamashita

Michael Yamashita is an award-winning photographer who has been shooting for National Geographic magazine for more than 30 years. He specialized in Asia after spending seven years in the region following his graduation from Wesleyan University.