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Notes on the Geography of China: Guangzhou: Shamian: Photo 5

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Steps up from the Embankment. With heavy gates shut at night on the bridges, and with guards stationed there during the day to allow no Chinese to pass unless carrying a pass, Shamian was safe. Making light of the risks posed to Europeans by the unruly Chinese, Carl Crow wrote, "Zest rather than danger is added to residence there [on Shamian] by reason of the occasional disturbances in Canton" (The Traveler's Handbook of China, 1915, p. 369).

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