Wang the Peddler
Ancient China for Kids
Here is what we found about daily life in the story of Wang the Peddler:
long carrying pole
bamboo baskets swinging at both ends
copying imperial fashion (by wanting an imperial style comb)
string of cash
decorated city, with banners
fur coat to purchase
only one bow. Did good manners dictate more? Probably.
mirror - unknown in the remote areas of the countryside, but possibly new to this time
Do you think Wang's young wife liked her present? We do! We think she'll be the envy of the village. Wang had never seen a mirror. Most probably, his wife and all the villagers had never seen one either!