Life in Hutongs: Through Intricate Alleyways in Beijing
by Shen, Yantai and Wang, Changquing
Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, 1997. Hardcover. NF. Glossy black boards with bw photo and grey/white lettering. Photographic end papers. 191 pp. with bw photos throughout. Parallel/dual text, English/Chinese. The alleys too their initial shape in the early 13th century and have been home to nearly every resident of Beijing except the royal family. A look at the alleys and lanes not only will help trace the path of history and culture but also gain an understanding of the unique way of life in Beijing and allow one to feel the pulse of the people in the city. Beautifully photographed in all seasons, various times of day, with beautiful architectural detail, amazing faces, normal life, and special places.
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