(China - Chinese sign.)
HAI NING

Leather Capital of the World
(China - Cormorants on od boat.)
NAN XUN

Silk Capital of the World
(China - Electric tricycle.)
TANG XIAN

Sweater Capital of the World

HAINING, or HAI NING

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LEE A. WOOD

Hai Ning is about an hour's drive South West of Shanghai.

(Cars on Freeway.)


A MODERN FREEWAY LINKS HAI NING TO OTHER MARKETS.

(Main street of Hai Ning.)

(Top of a pagoda on a hill at the end of a busy street.)

(Buildings downtown.) (Leather market area.
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LEATHER MARKET AREA.

(Rows of parked scooters.)


SCOOTERS ARE RAPIDLY REPLACING BICYCLES IN TODAY'S CHINA.

(Large store.)


A LARGE LEATHER MARKET GRACES EACH CORNER OF THE INTERSECTION. THIS SEEMED TO BE THE LARGEST.

(Rows of stores)


THE FIRST FLOOR IS LEATHER ACCESSORIES; PURSES; BELTS; SHOES; WALLETS; ETC.

(Stores full of jackets.)
THE SECOND FLOOR IS DESIGNER BRAND FUR & LEATHER, COATS & JACKETS.

(Stores full of jackets)


THE THIRD FLOOR IS NO NAME BRAND LEATHER WHILE THE FOURTH FLOOR WAS NO NAME BRAND FUR.

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NANXUN,
or NAN XUN

(Nan Xun, China, Huang Jing Di stands in front of sign in tourist welcome center.)

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Nan Xun (pronounced Nan Shing) is on the Southern shore of Tai Hu Lake, about an hour's drive South West of Shanghai and almost directly South of Wuxi.

(Nan Xun, China, Overloaded truck on freeway.)
FREEWAY INTO NAN XU
(Nan Xun, China, Billboards along freeway)
FREEWAY INTO NAN XU
(Nan Xun, China, people on bridge.)
BRIDGE INTO NAN XUN
(Canal from bridge.)
(Busy street.) (Pedicab.)
(Map of tourist area.) (Directional sign of tourist area.)
(Decorated building along canal.) (Trees & buildings along canal.)
(A blacksmith heats some metal in his furnace.)
A BLACKSMITH HEATS SOME METAL IN HIS FURNACE
(A lady washes clothes in the canal)


THE CLOTH AND CONTAINERS MAY BE MODERN
BUT THE METHOD IS AS ANCIENT AS THE STAIRS

(Cormorants on old boat in canal.)
(Trees & buildings along canal.) (Proprietor in a store of porcelain.)
CUSTOMERS ARE FEW IN JANUARY
THE PROPRIETOR HOLDS A HOT WATER BOTTLE
BENEATH HER COAT TO KEEP HER HANDS WARM

(Boats on canal.) (Boats on canal.)
(Old rock forming entrance to garden.) (Garden from top of a large rock .)
(Old entrance gate.)
THIS ENTRANCE GATE IS REPUTED TO BE 1,000 YEARS OLD
(Old rock as statue.)
(Information sign.) (Buildings on far side of pond.)
THE BUILDING ON THE RIGHT, ON THE WATER, IS THE POEM ROOM
(Girl spinning silk into thread.) (Girl spinning silk into thread.)
THE COCOONS OF THE SILK WORM ARE SOFTENED IN THE WARM WATER
THE GIRL UNRAVELS THE STRANDS FROM THE COCOON AND RUNS
THEM ONTO THE SPINDLE WHERE THEY ARE TURNED INTO THREADS OF SILK

(Boats in a canal.) (Meat hanging from windowsill .)
STILL IN PRACTICE TODAY, AN ANCIENT STYLE
OF DRYING, AND SPICING MEAT
(Man working with cotton.)
LIKE A LARGE ONE STRINGED INSTRUMENT
THE MAN HIT'S THE WIRE WITH HIS MARIACHI
THE VIBRATIONS OF THE WIRE SEPARATE THE COTTON FIBRE
(A restaurant along the canal.)
CHILDREN IN THE PLAY AREA NEAR THE DOCKS

(Stone Archway)
SHEN ZHI PAIFANG
(Children playing inside a narrow lane.)
MANY STREETS ARE VERY NARROW

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TANG XIAN
or TANGXIAN

WELCOME TO TANG XIAN, THE NATIVE PLACE OF WHITE CHRYSANTHEMUM.

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I thought I had found a large market of sweaters in downtown Shanghai but it was nothing compared to Tang Xian.

Tang Xian is about a one hour drive South West of Shanghai, on the Shanghai Hang Zhou freeway.

(Street into Tang Xian.) (Intersection in Tang Xian, lots of police.)
DON'T BE BREAKING TRAFFIC LAWS AT THIS INTERSECTION
NOTE THE TRAFFIC LIGHT ON THE FAR SIDE
THE TIMER COUNTS DOWN THE SECONDS
REMAINING ON THE ;RED, OR GREEN, LIGHT
(Large bags on back of a tricycle.)
LEFTOVERS FROM THE MANUFACTURE OF SWEATERS.
(End of building with rows of mannequins.)
ONE END OF THE HUGE MARKET
NOTE NONE OF THE MANNEQUINS ARE OF ORIENTAL FEATURES
(Large doorway.)
LARGE DOORWAYS LEAD INTO AISLES OF SHOPS.
(Large street like area.)
A LARGE STREET LIKE AREA SEPARATES
PORTIONS OF THE BUILDING
(A courtyard in one of the buildings.)
A COURTYARD IN ONE OF THE BUILDINGS.
(A long row of shops.)
SHOP AFTER SHOP, ALL SELLING SWEATERS
(A row of shops.) (Ladies sitting in a lane doing repairs.)
(Large bags on back of a tricycle.)
BALES OF SWEATERS.
(Tricycle.)
AN ELECTRIC POWERED TRICYCLE

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