Thursday, May 5, 2011

China - Shanghai Longtang

Shanghai Longtang.

Sent by Jasper, a postcrosser from China.

"Longtang, unique to Shanghai and Shanghainese, is a special form of residence that solved the conflict between a large population and limited houses in the past. The timeworn Longtangs record the stories of Shanghai, and reflect the culture, the life style and attitude of Shanghainese. They concentrate many different people from all over China who have brought with them diverse cultures and customs. Examine Longtang and you will understand the society and the history of Shanghai."(Source)

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