Rural villages in big cities like Shenzhen or Guangzhou are the remains of the agriculture society. The buildings in these villages are called ‘handshake-buildings’, because the distance between them is so narrow that residents can shake hands from the windows. Xian Cun (先村) is full of life – shops, schools, restaurants, temples, and vehicles crowded with people – in contrast to the glittering, modern Guangzhou metropolis with high-rises and banks. The urban villages are on the verge of disappearance due to the government’s urban policy. Every day buildings are being demolishedthe lanes are being widened so the hand-shake is no longer possible. The ground is shaking with machine-sound, and is flooded with the oozing ground water.