Trading junk of the Upper Yangtze, China, early 20th century.
4 0 c m
 
29cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Trading junk of the Upper Yangtze, China, early 20th century.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

Description

Model (scale 1:14) of one of the junks that traded over the famous rapids of the Upper Yangtze river. They were either sailed, propelled by 'tracking' the banks, or rowed. The junks had a shallow hull which was very strong. They carried 12 hands and 75 trackers when necesary. The model represents a junk 77 ft in length and 16 ft in breadth.
 

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10266138
 

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