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Burning bright in the forests of the night

This tiger sculpture was in the Aw Boon Haw Gardens amusement park (Tiger Balm Gardens) in Happy Valley, Hong Kong. The Tiger Balm Gardens were a sort of Chinese Disneyland theme park, but somehow even more gaudy, ostentatious, sometimes bizarre, … Continue reading

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Egg and spoon race, Chefoo, Easter 1902

If some things Chinese were puzzling to foreigners, some things European may have seemed most odd to the Chinese.  How to explain the why and wherefore of an egg and spoon race? In the Commissioner of Customs’s garden at ‘Hillfields’, … Continue reading

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Patches for a Canton panorama

Many thanks to all contributors to Visualising China, including the astute person who pointing out that the location recorded for UB01-14 (http://visualisingchina.net/#hpc-ub01-14), below, was not quite accurate: Canton (Guangzhou) yes, Shamian Island no. The relevant image entry details have now … Continue reading

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