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Wing Ping Tsuen
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元朗
新田
永平村
Tai Fu Tai
Tai Fu Dai
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New Territories
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1860s
香港
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19th Century Kitchen in Chinese House

19th Century Kitchen in Chinese House
I'm afraid while Europe had enjoyed several hundred years of technological advancement and social transformation by the 19th century, China and the rest of the East had gone backward from the 17th to the start of the 20th century, as shown by this very rudimentary kitchen stove, which was really just a brick platform for an open fire.

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Tai Fu Tai was built around 1865 as the residence of local official Man Chung-luen. It's a typical village mansion of the scholar-gentry class. The Man clan has settled in San Tin since the 15th century and are a powerful family clan in the New Territories. Since Hong Kong was ceded to Britain in 1839, the Man clan has also increasingly sent their male heirs overseas for educaton. As such, the Tai Fu Tai Manion very interestingly incorporated some Western archiectural details when it was built and decorated.

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