In 1985, days after a young New Zealander arrives in Xiamen, China, his appendix bursts and he undergoes surgery under local anesthetic. Chinese and expats who rally around him.
This is a photo essay of Gulangyu and Xiamen in Fujian Province, China as they were in 1986. It sets the scene for the stories which are told here.
In late 1985, a French teacher at Xiamen University in China journeyed north to attend a village wedding at a student’s home. This is her story.