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“A trade in hand finds gold in every land.” This saying was long regarded like a law of nature: hair has to be cut, bread baked and roofs tiled, slated or thatched – in good times as in bad. And yet technological progress and the digital revolution have also impacted manual trades. Will ever-better mechanical, electric and electronic helpers eventually replace their human masters? In a series of articles under the banner “Handmade”, the Goethe-Institut China has tried to come up with an answer to this question.
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