Traditional techniques preserved at centuries-old shipyard
Updated: 2014-05-15 15:51
|A descendent of the inventor of Chinese junks who lives in Quanzhou, an ancient trading port in southern Fujian province, runs a centuries-old shipyard and continues the tradition of making fuchuan junks. Huang Tangyang, 55, is an 11th-generation fuchuan maker – and he maintains the traditional methods.
The fuchuan junk is a kind of wooden junk that was used on trade routes, including the Maritime Silk Route during the Song Dynasty (AD 420-479).
|This photo taken on May 11 shows a worker trying to repair a vessel in Quanzhou, an ancient trading port in southern Fujian province.[Photo/Xinhua]|
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