A Video In­tro­duc­tion to Ku­lang­su (Gu­langyu)… in Chinese

(Link to full-sized ver­sion: Full-screen Ku­lang­su (Gu­langyu) In­tro video.)

First, I need to let you know: the video is in Chi­nese. So, un­less you are study­ing Chi­nese or al­ready pro­fi­cient in it, the rea­son to watch the video is­n’t for the words but rather, the rea­son to watch it is for the im­agery and the sto­ries you can de­duce from the im­agery. And it’s great.

The video be­gins with the ear­ly mod­ern sail­boats, Colum­bus-style, sail­ing to “dis­cov­er” Ku­langsyu and then doc­u­ments the colo­nial im­mi­gra­tion from the West. 

But the best part is that, through­out the video, you see video footage of Ku­lang­su (Gu­langyu) and its re­main­ing colo­nial ar­chi­tec­ture. One of the rea­sons why Ku­lang­su (Gu­langyu) is so beloved is be­cause of its beau­ti­ful, clas­sic, west­ern-style ar­chi­tec­ture. And if you haven’t yet made it to Ku­lang­su in per­son, this video is a great in­tro­duc­tion to its beloved and fa­mous ar­chi­tec­tur­al style.