The perimeter walls of the Dawan Residence, in Shenzhen, China. Picture: Thomas Bird

Shenzhen’s history didn’t start in 1979 – it goes back hundreds of years, to another golden age

  • The dynamic city, as well as what’s now being called the Greater Bay Area, has a far richer past than four decades of development suggest
  • Evidence of antiquity, long ignored in the region’s rush towards modernity, can still be found
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The perimeter walls of the Dawan Residence, in Shenzhen, China. Picture: Thomas Bird
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Thomas Bird

Thomas Bird

Thomas Bird is an itinerant writer concerned with travel, the environment and art in China and Southeast Asia. He likes rock n roll, craft beer, scuba diving and the teachings of Zhuangzi.