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Shikumen Open House Museum

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Shikumen neighborhoods are disappearing all over Shanghai. Thankfully, some are being restored and repurposed, like those in the Xintiandi area which now house restaurants and shops. 77 more words

Historical Site

The last pillars of Pudu Jail

Built in 1895, it is one the city’s oldest buildings. Pudu Jail’s infamy was cemented with the execution of Botak Chin. In Malay, “Botak” means “Bald” and the mandatory death sentence is “Hukum gantung sampai manti”. 74 more words

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【Project Mnemosyne】Yin Xu / Ruins of Yin

I guess you’ve all heard of oracle, not the company but the word as a noun: oracle bone script. Thousands of years ago, Chinese ancestors burned turtle shells and cattle scapulae to make cracks on them, then read the message conveyed by the cracks (fortune telling) and carved the result, i.c. 617 more words