Publisher: Beijing: China Photography Publishing House, 2003
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Soft cover
Condition: Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 110881
First edition, first printing. Signed and dated 2006 in black marker on the title page by Xu Yong. Soft cover. Photographically illustrated French-fold wrappers; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs and text (in English and Chinese) by Xu Yong. Unpaginated (84 pp.), with four-color plates throughout. 8-1/4 x 10-1/4 inches. [Cited in Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, The Photobook: A History, Volume II. (London and New York: Phaidon, 2006).] Scarce.
Xu Yong's elegy to the disappearing, ancient residential neighborhoods of Beijing. The portraits of the residents, shown with identification cards, speaks to the human face and loss of one specific hutong among many being demolished to make way for modern Beijing's expansion.