The Mosuo Free Allbrary Libre bupabopi China 4

The Mosuo

In a world where despite immense diversity, same patterns prevail, one is always looking for a distinctive system, able to stand on its own, oblivious to what is considered “normal”.

Considering the certainty of motherhood, it is remarkable that both patriarchy and patrilineality has been the predominating model for the vast majority of societies.

Laru Festival-(Glu-rol) Tongren Free Allbrary bupabopi China 12

Laru Festival

People of heights Tibetans are a people of heights, with a territory that spreads over the Tibetan plateau, also covering the provinces of Yunnan, Sichuan, Gansu and Qinghai. It is there, where the land begins to rise, where inhabits this proud and hardened people. To the southeast of Qinghai Province is Tongren County, Regong…

Tonle Sap the hart of Cambodia Free Allbrary bupabopi 5

Tonle Sap

April, full moon. It is the Khmer New Year. The roaring of the locals’ boats floods out the night noises: the electronic music of the not so distant parties, the neighbor’s conversations, the small waves breaking against the bamboo rafts that keep households afloat.

Tuk and the Water Story by Ivo Hardies_bupabopi Jason Pym Illustration

Tuk and the water

Tuk was a cat fascinated by water. In all states. Water in a glass, in a pond, bottled, dripping from faucet or the toilet murky swirl. He could lay motionless for hours, his yellow gaze fixed on that transparent substance that breathes other airs. What he most wanted in the world was to know how to swim, so he could get into that other dimension.

Cloud Story by Ivo Hardies bupabopi Jason Pym Illustration


There are places more transited by clouds than others, there are places where they’ll never disturb the blue sky. And there are places that trap for their spectacular beauty, and are tempting even to the clouds. Cangshan is one of them. Nineteen mountain peaks overlooking a plateau valley with a huge lake shaped like an ear.