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Taizhou-Taixing host the world's largest Violin Factory.  Photo #5  

Taizhou-Taixing host the world's largest Violin Factory. Photo #5

The finish for the violin is applied by these ladies in the court-yard, whose work never ends. I am told that the market for violins is greater than ever, and most are exported to the U.S.
#96 Teaching at Taizhou Teachers College, China (My city in China: THIS IS TAIZHOU, the City of the Pheonix, Part 1)

March 11th 2008
It is difficult to imagine, unless one has been a personal witness, how much Taizhou has changed its image and sky-line in only 2 years. That is the time since my first visit to this "mid-size" Chinese-city of 5 million inhabitants. Now it is my place of satisfying employment as a college teacher, and here I will continue to enjoy my second, comfortable home for some years to come. My time ... read more
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Chinese Flag For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
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