Ma Jiale works in an old building in Shanghai. He has spent much of his working life repairing some of the city’s most attractive historical buildings. Photo: AFP

The carpenter lovingly repairing old Shanghai’s historical buildings

  • Using tools handed down by his predecessors, 57-year-old Ma Jiale cycles from job to job preserving some of the city’s best old architecture – but he worries about who will take over when he retires
Topic |   Conservation

TOP PICKS

Ma Jiale works in an old building in Shanghai. He has spent much of his working life repairing some of the city’s most attractive historical buildings. Photo: AFP
READ FULL ARTICLE