Wednesday, November 21, 2012

"No match for progress": the story of Wang Yuxiang : a Phillumenist from China

Beijing collector Wang Yuxiang and his matchbox collection.
Photos by Wang Ru / China Daily

According to the article: "In the 1990s, there were about 40 match factories across China. According to Wang, only three are still producing matches now.The existing match factories, like the oldest one in Beijing, now only produce orders from wedding planning companies and hotels. Some so-called match companies are in fact souvenir producers."
Read more: http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/epaper/2012-11/19/content_15941650.htm

Another interesting articl of the China Daily  about Mr. Wang Yuxiang: 


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