C. History and Geography

On human activities through the ages and those with local uniqueness

History: The 1911 Revolution ended not only the Qing dynasty, but the monarchy in China as well. Distant view of the Forbidden City (故宫) in Beijing (2005)
History: A wall that remembers China’s 1960s during the planned economy period: (工业)学大庆、(农业)学大寨 (Learn from Daqing in industry, learn from Dazhai in agriculture). In Beijing (2006)
History: China’s gradual economic liberalization (改革开放) began in 1978. In Shenzhen (2010)
History: The illuminated century-old buildings during the French colonial period in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: From left, the City Hall, Hotel Continental Saigon, and only the roof of the Opera House (2008)
History: The house of the late Mr. Lee Kuan Yew near Somerset station in Singapore (2016)
Town: Tsumago-juku (妻籠宿) on Nakasen-do (中山道), a post-station town on an Edo (present Tokyo)–Kyoto route during the Edo period in Nagiso, Japan (2018)
Town: The historic shopping street of the castle town in Iwamura, Japan (2018). This is the drama location of NHK’s “Hanbun, Aoi” (2018)
Town: Chuandixiacun (爨底下村), a village with traditional houses dating back to the Qing Dynasty in Beijing, China (2006)
Town: Peranakan houses at the Katong district in Singapore (2016)
Town: Historic shophouses in Phuket, Thailand (2020)
Town: A village of Garifuna people in Roatan, Honduras (2012)
Town: A floating village on Tonle Sap Lake in Siem Reap, Cambodia (2009)
Urbanization: In Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (2013)
Gentrification: The wave of redevelopment rushing into Chinatown in Boston, the US (2015). A related report in Japanese: “Chinatown in Boston” (2015)
Globalization: Gradually increasing Chinese cars in Lima, Peru (2013)
Localization: Mickey Mouse giving “wai,” Thailand’s traditional greeting. In Bangkok (2019)
Localization: Him too. In Bangkok, Thailand (2020)

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