Tag Archives: Treaty Port

The Grand Tour II-6: Mouth of the Han River… Hankow (漢口 – part of present day Wuhan 武漢)

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In considering the major colonial treaty port cities of China, Hankow 漢口is often forgotten. Understandably so, as it simply isn’t as famous today as the likes of Shanghai, Tianjin and Xiamen. Also, Hankow itself is subsumed into the city of … Continue reading

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The Grand Tour II-5: On the Sea… Shanghai (上海)

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Shanghai is one of those epic cities that once you get to know, you will find impossible to forget.  It lingers on in the mind like an ex-lover, suggesting drama and romance. It is also one of the six cities … Continue reading

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The Grand Tour II-4: Mansion Gate…. Amoy / Xiamen (廈門)

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Xiamen was a very familiar city. I felt a 親切感– a strong sense of warmth and belonging – upon arriving into the city centre. This despite the fact that I had never been to the city before. Perhaps I should … Continue reading

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