Approach Shanxi, and you will understand it. Embrace Shanxi, and you may find the roots of Chinese nation. Keep Shanxi in your memory, and you will be spellbound by its...
Village doctor on a motorcycle
Located in central Shanxi province, the Ancient City of Pingyao, or Pingyao county is a famous culture town with 2,700 years of history.
Shanxi Merchants
It was during the Ming and Qing Dynasties that Shanxi merchants reached their period of great prosperity. Their footsteps not only covered China but reached Japan, Southeast Asia, Arabia and Europe. Their business interests ranged from salt, iron, cotton, silk and tea to various financial endeavors, including pawnshops, private banks and account bureaux.
It was during the Ming and Qing Dynasties that Shanxi merchants reached their period of great prosperity. Their footsteps not only covered China but reached Japan, Southeast Asia, Arabia and Europe. Their business interests ranged from salt, iron, cotton, silk and tea to various financial endeavors, including pawnshops, private banks and account bureaux.
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