Restored Chinese prints unveil turbulent history from everyday eyes

Bill Morse (左)講述關於他祖父拍攝的關於中國的舊照片。(照片由黃靈美提供。)

All Bill Morse wanted was an old photo of the Appian Way in Italy, lost somewhere in his parents’ attic.
He never imagined he would discover more than 4,000 photos of China, taken by his grandfather William Leete who was a missionary and teacher for more than 40 years. He traveled to northern China up to Liaoning and went down to Suzhou to study the nation. During his travels, Leete documented the Forbidden City of Beijing, the Buddhist Longmen Grottoes of Luoyang and everyday life for the Chinese. Continue reading