In demolition

Shanghai's longtangs are communities of narrow interconnected lanes that made up most of Shanghai until a couple of decades ago are quickly disappearing. According to Shanghai's Fudan university, the number of lingtang houses fell by 60% between 2000 and 2008. 

Abandoned mobile food stands 

Abandoned mobile food stands 

Older residents sit and chat in their outside communal areas

Older residents sit and chat in their outside communal areas

Tall modern buildings rising behind half gone longtangs

Tall modern buildings rising behind half gone longtangs

Younger residents cook soup for family and neighbours 

Younger residents cook soup for family and neighbours 

A woman washes dishes in the basin outside her house

A woman washes dishes in the basin outside her house

A woman cooking dinner

A woman cooking dinner

Family dinner

Family dinner

A resident selling fresh fish to the community residents 

A resident selling fresh fish to the community residents