Dai Gong, Hanging Clothes

Women washing and drying clothes.

‘Sand’ Building

This building is at least a hundred or two hundred years old. It is made from oversized bricks. (Some extra bricks can be seen in the photo.) The bricks…


He getting the story and will research and edit it to produce a tale for all to see on television.


Producers don’t have an easy job. They must travel to the story; they must record the story; then they must research and edit the story so it makes…

Melon Peeling

Peeling a melon is an outdoor job.  Along with the other duties of the kitchen, it is done outdoors. Typically, when the weather is good the Chinese bring…

New House

New house with almost all the amenities like indoor plumbing, gas stove, and electricity.

Good Luck Charm

People tend to buy good luck charms around New Year’s. They hang them on the wall or window.

A Pair of Mansions

In 1920’s (dated?), this pair of mansion was built by overseas Chinese as retirement home. Now, they are abandoned.

Long Beans

Beans grow anywhere. These long beans are found the side of the road. She harvests as much as she needs for the daily meal. Everywhere in China, farmers…

Backhoe and road construction

Taishan and China have been building new roads twenty-four seven. They have built thousands of miles of roads and toll-roads. Still it is not enough. With the opening of…


“See Haen” – the village altar. It is generally located at the entrance to the village. New Year’s, weddings, births, and other occasions, the people come here to pray…


Advertising involves posting bills around the neighborhood. The small ad is trying to sell a chicken farm covering 300 mu area, (60 acres), with 600 meters square covered….

Air Conditioner

Taishan gets hot and hotter, in the summer it’s in the high 90’s sometimes tipping 100+ degrees. Air conditioning in the town is common but in rural areas…

TV producers

TV production is a big business in Taishan and China. With 14 million sets in China that is an insatiable hole to fill.

Sowing Seedlings

There is a machine which sows rice seedlings while being guided forward by a man. I’ve never seen the machine up-close but I seen its work.

Enclosed tri-motorcycle

The tri-motorcycle is another cheap form of transportation. Carrying multiple people, this one came a long way from Daijing to Taicheng.


These shrines are found in every village. I don’t know if they honor some one or offer a place of worship.

Three -Wheel Automobile

Three-wheel automobile are plentiful but not common.