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An Oriental Venice
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An Oriental Venice 1925

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An Oriental Venice 1925

2 mins United Kingdom

Some deftly-applied stencil colouring adds to the extraordinary beauty of these scenes of canal cruising around Sanqiaopu in Zhejiang Province in eastern China. The ‘water town’ was a popular stop-off for tourists on their way to the mountain resorts of Moganshan, and the scene pictured here - people's dress, the architecture - is typical of the Jiangnan (‘south of the Yangtze’) region of China.

Many thanks to Austin Ramzy for helping us to identify the location.

Genres

Travelogue

Tags

Canals Folk and traditional music China Myanmar South East Asian traditional dance

Collection

China on Film Somewhere in China

Released

1925

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Production company

Pathé Frères Cinema

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