China Scenes: Yulin, Guangxi - Part 2

By James Fallows

by Brian Glucroft


Last night, after pointing out some of the excellent contributions from my co-guest bloggers, Jim noted that my photo of a market in Yulin helps highlight a very important side of China that can be lost amongst all the news of its growth and achievements.  I completely agree.

While I plan to later post scenes from other regions, such as I did with Xiapu, I'd like to first provide more local context for the photo which I, too, really love by sharing a few more from Yulin. 

Note: all pictures are from the central area of Yulin.  The suburban districts are another story.

yulin-manandbaby.jpgMan with a baby
yulin-centralshopping.jpgCentral shopping district

yulin-market.jpgStreet market food

yulin-market2.jpgMore of the street market

yulin-boyonbike.jpgBoy on a bike


yulin-olderneighborhood.jpgOlder neighborhood with traditional architecture

yulin-smurfs.jpgThe Smurfs!

yulin-sitting.jpgTaking a break

yulin-street.jpg One of the main streets

yulin-church.jpg A church

Yulin_twogirls.jpg
Two girls at a street market (they actually requested to have their photo taken!)

Based in Shanghai for over 4 years, Brian Glucroft has worked as a researcher in the user experience field for online services, electronic devices, and software companies, including Microsoft China, and has a new blog at Isidor's Fugue.

This article available online at:

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2011/02/china-scenes-yulin-guangxi-part-2/71037/