The former garden residence of Gu Yanwu (顾炎武 1613 - 1682), a great Chinese philosopher and historian, in Qiangdeng water town, Kunshan, Suzhou. #china #garden

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The front gate of the former residence of Gu Yanwu (顾炎武 1613 - 1682), a great Chinese philosopher and historian. When the violent social riots - driven by the factional struggles between political parties and forces at the end of the Mind dynasty - spread and the Manchu armies used this opportunity to break through the Great Wall and invade China, Gu Yanwu left his life of privilege and comfort to join the resistance movement. #china

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Viewing the ancient water town Qiangdeng in Kunshan from a high perspective. #china #town #roots

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A stone arch bridge brings together the ancient water town Qiandeng separated by a water channel. #china #town #bridge

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The front gate of the former residence of Gu Yanwu (顾炎武 1613 - 1682), a great Chinese philosopher and historian. When the violent social riots - driven by the factional struggles between political parties and forces at the end of the Mind dynasty - spread and the Manchu armies used this opportunity to break through the Great Wall and invade China, Gu Yanwu left his life of privilege and comfort to join the resistance movement. #china

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Viewing the ancient water town Qiangdeng in Kunshan from a high perspective. #china #town #roots

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