So a sudden, but fortunately short, powercut has delayed the start of today's session of banging my head against the brickwall the Shanrong people have become. Actually, I did manage to find some stuff yesterday, including pictures of a couple of relics dug up from Shanrong sites in Yanqing, but I need to get stuck into translating these articles first. Oh joy.
As for the l family history thing, lzh told me a cool story. Apparently her great-grandfather left the ancestral corner of Shanxi with two buckets, one on each end of a carrying pole, and in each bucket a child. And that's how the l family got to Yanqing.Umm, just thinking about that first sentence: Is there ever a powercut that isn't sudden?