As promised after yesterdays ‘Know Your World – Shanghai’, here is May 1934’s ‘Know Your World – Hangchow’ (or Hangzhou if you prefer)…again,. you can click on the image to enlarge it….
As someone who divides his time pretty evenly writing about China now and China back then this seemed like a place to throw all the interesting bits that fall through the cracks somehow and never get used anywhere else. It's basically the stuff that doesn't get used in my writing about modern China or in the books I do about old China — i.e. probably of little interest to anyone but me and therefore ideally suited to an obscure blog up a dark cul-de-sac of the Internet - Paul French
See also my tumblr overspill images site - chinarhyming.tumblr.com