Chapter 68: The Soliciting Shanghai Peddlers | Speaking of China

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  1. Jessica
    Jessica May 24, 2010 at 8:10 am | | Reply

    I kind of like the peddlers. I’ve never seen that documentary, although I’d like to, because this really is a dying art, something very uniquely Chinese. And boy do those guys have voices on them too!
    .-= Jessica´s last blog ..Father, Son and a Big Music Festival (with mom too) =-.

  2. Chris Waugh
    Chris Waugh May 27, 2010 at 4:36 am | | Reply

    There’s a peddler who works our neighbourhood in Beijing who, when we first moved down this way, we thought must’ve been the most philosophical and only Spanish-speaking peddler in the whole city, as he seemed to be calling out, “Ay, mañana!” After a few months my wife finally figured it out: He sells duck eggs. “鸭蛋!鸭蛋!”
    .-= Chris Waugh´s last blog ..Ip Man 2, Huang Feihong….. =-.

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