The Story of Shanghai’s Generations-old Rice Farmers

Zhan Zhonghua was born in the Year of the Tiger in 1962 and, like everyone in his family, has been a farmer his entire life.

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Feb 23, 2022

Bountiful rice farms, passed from generation to generation, aren’t the first images people associate with Shanghai. Nonetheless, that is the reality of the Zhan family going back for ages — to Zhan’s great, great grandfather and beyond.

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