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Great time for tall fish tales!

Yundang Lagoon has been the site of several international aquatic events and races

Haicang Suspension Bridge (I was going to tell you how he took this shot but I'll keep you in suspense!)

 

These are famous rocks that got caught in one of the narrow crevices Chinese like to call "A Thread of Sky!"

Xiamen Botanical Garden--1,000s of species!

Downtown Harbor (Lundu) at night; facing the elegant Lujiang Restaurant

 

Enjoy the dragon boat races each year in Jimei College Town!

Aerial view of Gulanyu Islet

Gulangyu's Sunlight Rock at sunset

Etherial beauty of earthen roundhouses enveloped in morning mists

Two young girls in Hui'an costumes

 

Unique costumes of Mazu worshippers (noticed their hair is done up in boat-shaped buns)

Wuyi's famous Jade Maiden Peak--though she doesn't look like much of a maiden to me!

This granny don't take nothin' off no one!

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Zhu Qingfu
Magic Amoy's Master Photographer!

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When I asked award-winning Click thumbnail for larger image of Zhuqing's inscriptionphotographer Zhu Qingfu to allow me to use his photos in Amoy Magic--Guide to Fujian, The Fujian Adventure, and Mystic Quanzhou--City of Light, I expected to shell out a small fortune in royalties. But Zhuqing simply handed me his complete archives (literally 1,000s of amazing photos!) and said, "Use any photos you want--no charge! I'm happy to help! And he even wrote an inscription for one of the books!

Let me introduce you to this amazing man and some of his works, which he has graciously allowed me to use on the website. Just click the thumbnails at the bottom of the page for larger images!
Click Here for Zhuqing's Contact Info!

Intro to Zhu Qingfu (朱庆福)

Award-winning photographer Zhūqīng provided all of the first Amoy Magic’s fine color photos but this issue has some of my own, so I’ve marked Zhūqīng’s with ZQF to protect his reputation.
Zhūqīng was born in 1963 in Nankang, Jiangxi Province, joined the army in 1980, became a news photographer at Xiàmén Business News in Sept. 1994—and has not stopped since! Nearly 300 of his works have received photographic prizes at home and abroad, and more than 3,000 have been published in various media.

Zhūqīng’s positions include: Chief of South Fújiàn Journalist Station of Fújiàn Pictorial, Fellow of China Photographer Association, Fellow of the Worldwide Ethnic Chinese Photographers Society, Honorary Fellow of Los Angeles Photography Society, Executive Director of Fújiàn Photographer Association, Vice Chairman and Honorary Fellow of Fújiàn Youth Photography Association, Vice Chairman of Xiamen Photographers’ Association, and Chairman of Xiàmén Youth Photographers’ Association.

Zhūqīng’s honors include:
1982, Oct: “Violist” (first work) published in “Battlefront” newspaper.
1984, May: Excellence Award, East China 8-City Joint Youth Arts Exhibition, for “Coze”
1987, Aug: Excellence Award, 1st Photographic Exhibit of East China’s Army, Navy & Air Force, for “Grand Expectation”
1997, Sept.: Gold Medal, 18th National Photographic Arts Exhibition, for “Chinese True Man” (first prize Fújiàn had won in a national exhibition).
1997, Sept: Commendatory Meeting in Zhūqīng’s honor held by Fújiàn Literature & Art Association and Xiàmén Literature & Art Association.
1998, Nov.: Star Award for Outstanding Achievement, Ministry of Culture, for “Chinese True Man”
2000, May: Silver Medal, Photographic Works of China News Photo Awards for “Rainbow Rises Over Hǎicāng.”
2000, Dec: 1st Prize, Fújiàn Province Baihua Literature & Art Awards.
2000, Sept: Published “Beautiful Xiàmén” pictorial.
2001, May: “Fújiàn’s Top Youth Photographer,” Fújiàn Government
2001, May: Bronze Medal, National Journalist Photography Competition
2001, Sept.: Published “Today’s Xiàmén” pictorial.
2002, Dec: Invited to Singapore’s 18th Asian Photographic Art Federation Conference
2003, Sept: Publishers “Sentiments of Siming” pictorial.
2003, Oct: Honorary Fellow of Los Angeles Photographic Society
2004, Jan: Planned & Organized “A Beautiful New Xiàmén” exhibition
2004, Jun: Published “Charismatic Sīmíng” pictorial
2004, Oct.: Honorary Prize, Lishui International Photographic Competition, for “Overlook the Strait, Look for Reunion.”
2005, Sept: Produced “Dancing Xiàmén” pictorial
2005, Sept.: Published “Along the Sea” album
2005, Oct.: Invited to be member of Xiàmén Literature Art Award Review Committee
2006, May: 1st Prize, Third Xiàmén Literature Art Award for “Overlook the Strait, Look for Reunion.”
2006, May: Xiàmén Government Literature & Art Award for 3rd time.

Contact Zhu Qingfu!
Address: South Fujian Journalist Station, Fújiàn Pictorial 《福建画报》
#28 Húbīn Běi Lù 12/F Jiànyè Bldg. Xiàmén 361012 湖滨北路28号建业大厦12层
Tel: (592) 5073766 (592) 8877153 Fax: (592)5073767 Email: zqfsy@vip.sina.com

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Click thumbnails for larger images! Hover cursor over thumbnail for brief description, or read Amoy Magic--Guide to Xiamen & Fujian,, Fujian Adventure, and Mystic Quanzhou--City of Light for more details.
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One of Xiamen's many fine beaches along the Island Ring Road Xiamen is for the birds--and for birdwatchers!  The perfect place for fowl pursuits!

Beautiful Yundang Lagoon Egrets in flight Festive Chinese fireworks over the Xiamen International Exhibition and Conference Center

Aerial view of Gulangyu's Shuzhuang Garden (which also has Asia's largest piano museum!) The surrealistic beauty of Gulangyu Islet by night Xiamen University--China's most beautiful campus! (And, happily, our home!)

Traditional costumes of Huji'an people--Fujian's most unique people group (Han Chinese, but they look and act like minorities!) Statue of Koxinga on Gulangyu.  Locals say he keeps typhoons away, but he was out to lunch when the Oct. 1999 storm flattened us! Gulangyu Islet's Shuzhuang Garden--one of the few places that even I can walk on water! (Thanks to the 44-bend zigzag bridge!)

Mazu worshippers (note the bun-shaped hairdo) Large delegation of overseas Chinese return to worship Mazu on Meizhou Island (Mazu is the sea goddess) Mazu festivities on Meizhou Island

Inhabitants of Meishou Island Meizhou Island's towering statue of Mazu, the goddess of the sea

Aerial view of a cluster of Hakka earthen roundhouses (and a square roundhouse in the middle!) No wonder that paranoid Pentagon officials mistook Hakka roundhouses for missile silos! Endless line of holiday travelers asending the steps of Heavenly Tour Peak.

Breathtaking beauty of Wuyi Mountain Up a creek?  Then take a bamboo raft ride in Wuyi Mountain!

Anzhen Fortress in West Fujian's Sanming (amazing dwelling; give it a visit!) Awesome aerial shot of Gulangyu Islet!

An entire village of Hakka earthen architecture along the river Beautiful view of modern downtown Xiamen, near Heping (Peace) Harbor

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In 1988, the island was a fortress.  Now the tank traps are gone, the pillboxes are empty, and beaches are for fun, not fighting!

Traditional beauty practice

Thousands of Hakka earthen houses like these are hidden away in the hills of West Fujian

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