CERS owns one of the most important ethnographic collections of objects on minority nationalities of China. Several of the niche and select groups of objects we consider ourselves the most comprehensive in China and the world. This was due to the long years of involvement of its Founder in the region which resulted in a repository of collected relics and items of unique content. Some of these are on display at the CERS Zhongdian Center in Shangri-la, Yunnan. Others are still in storage waiting for proper inventory, registration and restoration.