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Luoyang Bridge, Quanzhou, showing oyster beds

This magnificent and famous stone beam bridge (Wan’an Bridge) in Qhanzhou, Fujian province was first built in the eleventh century; it has been restored many times since then and still stands.   The elegant granite ship-shaped piers cut the rapid current … Continue reading

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N is for Ningbo

The team has recently been corresponding with an informal group in the eastern Chinese city of Ningbo, who are researching the architectural heritage of this former treaty port. Opened under the first of the Sino-British treaties (Nanjing, 1842), Ningbo was … Continue reading

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The flood-damaged ‘Short Bridge’, Foochow, 1900

Flooding in Foochow (Fuzhou) happened often enough.  On night of 29th June 1900, the first arch of ‘The Short Bridge’ on Nantai was washed away – an event recorded in this photograph (Os-s091).  Old Foochow was famous for its many … Continue reading

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