Hey friends, we're the Changs, and you can call me Evan ( Right ). I was born and grew up in a fantastic seaside village across from Taiwan Island, home to the well-known Hui'an Woman. My father is a retired captain of fishing ship and my mother is a typical, kindhearted and industrious Hui'an woman. I have one brother and one sister, both work in the stone carving industry. You may pay a visit to http://www.flickr.com/changidea for some of their stone sculptures,and other stone products for residential, architectural and memorial applications, which export to some countries.
I have worked in Xinglin, Jimei, Xiamen, a comfortable exhibition and conference port city, as a process instrumentation maintenance technician since 1990 when I graduated from a vocational school in historic Quanzhou, the Starting Point of Ancient China Sea Silk Road, which is still the most prosperous city of the whole Fujian Province in term of private-owned economies.
From some angle, I am not a real traveler. I seek and find this wonderful world more from photographic books, Internet, television documentaries, etc.
But I can share with you what I see in the place where I live and travel.
And you are welcome to drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance or like to find a local to talk here in Xinglin, Jimei, Xiamen ,or my hometown Dazuo, Chongwu, Hui'an, Quanzhou.
April 14th 2011
by Evan ZHANG Yaming Coastal Southeastern China's Hui'an women are catching the world's eye. ZENG Meixia (see the photos), a 29-year-old Hui'an woman, at Dazuo Hui'an Woman Folklore Village where she lives, runs a service center dedicated to providing help for those photographers and painters who are interested in Hui'an women folklore.Only in this year she has already received hundreds of artists , and to her surprise, some of them are from outside mainland China, including David Paskett, the current President of the Royal Watercolor Society of UK. When talking about Laowai, American Sara Friedman is the one who Hui'an women in Dazuo village won't leave out. She spent much of her time from 1993 to 2002 in Dazou being a visiting scholar to Xiamen University, where she used to chat with the locals even in ... read more