Author: Cicci

restored photos from old China   [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2011-12-21 17:50:34 |Display all floors
Too bad cameras weren't around to capture life during the golden age of China during the Han, Tang and Song Dynasties.  The gritty and unaesthetic Manchu Qing Dynasty as shown here unfortunately has become the symbol of  'old' China.

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Post time 2011-12-21 19:13:47 |Display all floors
Great thread.
  
Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.

                          -  James Bryant Conant

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Post time 2011-12-21 20:13:26 |Display all floors
Cicci Post time: 2011-12-20 15:34
Singing Girls, Hong Kong, China [c1901] Benjamin W. Kilburn Co.

this two girls impressed me a lot.

LISTEN  TO  YOUR  HEART

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Post time 2011-12-21 22:00:11 |Display all floors
Photos are very old.China has a long poor history.When China in the history,Chinese have had the life that you can not imagine.

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Post time 2011-12-22 03:04:51 |Display all floors
Cicci Post time: 2011-12-20 15:34
Singing Girls, Hong Kong, China [c1901] Benjamin W. Kilburn Co.

The common wisdom has it that '自古美女出江南'... and if '江南' were a concept too broad, then here we have it, '忆江南,最忆是杭州'....

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Post time 2011-12-22 11:13:11 |Display all floors
Cicci Post time: 2011-12-20 15:24
Ulysses S. Grant & Li Hung Chang, Tientsin, China [1879] Attribution Unk

Excellent pictures of contrast.

The picture of the WELL FED, well dressed Confucian Bureaucrat VS. the sun tanned Sichuan labourer is stark contrast. Makes people wanting to join the Order of the Bureaucracy.

That was the TARGET of educated gentry in those time.

The Underclass singing girl is also EXCELLENT example of how China defers from the rest of the world, in making underclass trade respectable. However the Rural citizenry "looked down" on such trades as it's their children that are the main source of such tradespeople!

TODAY, in modern China, THE USE OF uniforms AND personal protective equipment HAS REDUCED THE GLARING poor image of the workers!

Thank goodness!
Just imagine, it's only imagery.
In American Propaganda movie, they understand the importance of the workers in the economy. The paint a GLOWING PICTURE of the IRON WORKER, the CONSTRUCTION WORKER etc. etc........

Feel good factor is very vital.
Hog wash propaganda is BAD FOR CHINA.

Cheerios!

Green DRagon
Game Grandmaster

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Post time 2011-12-22 15:39:07 |Display all floors
if peopel have a camera before 1000years ago...

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