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In China - A Trip on the Imperial Canal
In China - A Trip on the Imperial Canal

In China - A Trip on the Imperial Canal 1908


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In China - A Trip on the Imperial Canal 1908

8 mins France

Take a cruise through late-Qing-dynasty China on the world's longest man-made waterway, the Grand Canal, with this Pathé travelogue. Sights along the way include a pair of ingenious machines for irrigating the paddy fields (one powered by a water buffalo); the arduous loading of a ship with salt, basket by basket; and quayside scenes at Shanghai's busy harbour.

The production company, Pathé, was one of several European and American companies working in China during the late Qing dynasty (before 1912). Their films capture the lost life and landscape of this ancient country.


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Pathé Frères

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