Everything tagged: China

Canton pictures prior to 1960s?

Submitted by RedPanda on Wed, 09/07/2022 - 20:27

Bit of a longshot, but does anyone have any old images of Canton (Guangzhou)? My grandmother was born in Canton in 1940 and lived there until she fled to Hong Kong aged 20. She described her family home and her grandmother's home. The latter in particular sounds amazing! So spacious. Her grandmother (born in the 1880s) had plenty of land and money before the Second Sino-Japanese War, WW2 and communism destroyed their lives. The entire family ended up living in poverty. My Nana watched several family members die of starvation. My Nana was an incredibly sickly child due to starvation.


Submitted by Kim Shamash on Thu, 10/27/2016 - 20:08

I apologise in advance if this is a misuse of this site but does anyone know of any similar forum or group for mainland China and specifically Shanghai? Failing that does anyone know any officals in the Overseas Office in Shangahi? I am trying to trace land transactions for 2 specific addresses from 1946 but for obvious reasons there does not appear to be an equivalent to the Hong Kong Land Registry. 

Many thanks,