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Die Deutsch Konzession, Tientsin

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The German Concession was established in 1899 and lasted a mere 18 years till 1917, the end of World War I. That said, the Germans invested their territory with a distinctly Teutonic identity. Sitting to the Southeast of the British … Continue reading

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The Five Great Avenues (五大道), British Concession, Tientsin

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The Five Great Avenues is a residential area towards the Western end of the British Concession.  It is a rectangular area containing more than 22 suburban streets lined with concession-era residential villas. In its heyday, this was the heart of … Continue reading

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The British (and American) Concession, Tientsin

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The British Concession was the oldest foreign concession in Tientsin, dating from 1860.  It was leased in perpetuity to the British Crown and occupied some 200 acres on the left bank of Pei Ho River. The seat of administration was … Continue reading

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The Grand Tour II-8: Heavenly Ford…Tientsin (天津)

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Of all the cities on this Grand Tour of the Far East, Tientsin (spelled Tianjin in pinyin) is my favourite by far, for three reasons. First – unlike any other treaty port in China, Korea or Japan, Tientsin consists of 8 … Continue reading

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