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A pavilion sits over a pool in Shangcun Community in Guangming District. Photos by Sun Yuchen

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One of the stone lions stands in the community.

Two stone lions, standing in Xiacun Village (Community), Guangming District, are relics shrined by local residents. These lions were given as a reward by Emperor Xianfeng in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) to the villagers of the time who had contributed by crushing rebellions.


Stores run along the sides of this community street.

The ancient village, built in the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279) in 1255, was originally a village named Shuibei Village which was divided into Shangcun Village and Xiacun Village after the Land Reform in 1953.

Over a few generations, the village has changed drastically. Xiacun Village is now a well-equipped and livable community.


Stores run along the sides of this community street.

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A primary school used by the community.


An economic store in the agricultural wholesale market.


A public toilet is decorated and transformed into a courtyard.

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