Saturday, June 13, 2009
Ancient Hawkers & Professions in China
China is very much in the news. Businessmen, Financiers, busloads of tourists, media sweep through the country recording their impressions and all interested in China, will enjoy the clam of this period piece. It is a reminder of how China appeared through the eyes of travelers in a less hurried age, without benefit of camera, and with plenty of time for each new sight to register. The generation of English people who first enjoyed these pictures in the seventeen-nineties and early eighteen hundreds saw China as an exotic and faraway land, would give the West such power In comparison to Asia had only just begun at the time.