The city’s name, Yantai, literally meaning “Beacon Tower”, refers to a tower overlooking the Yantai Mountain region. In the XVe century it was strong as a coastal defense system against foreign pirates.
But centuries later, in 1860, Yantai was occupied by an Anglo-French force and was opened to international trade as a treaty port in 1861.
British host Josh Arslan of China Matters visit Yantai to see how Western influences have shaped its history by exploring its impact and heritage.
In addition to history, Josh also visits Changdao County made up of 151 islands inhabited by over 40,000 people as he wanders the local sea to sample local delicacies like oysters. From there, he walks the grounds of the famous Penglai Pavilion, famous for its temples and fairy tales.
Josh explores all the different aspects of Yantai life, history, culture, and traditions to see how it all creates a conducive life that locals aspire to.
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