Photographer Ma Hongjie has spent the past 11 years documenting different families with all of their possessions in various parts of China.
The album, titled The Family Belongings of Chinese People, includes around 90,000 words of text in both Chinese and English, Ma said in his blog, and will be sold on the market later this month.
Pictured above is a home in the ancient village of Huangsiqiao, Phoenix County, Hunan Province. Check out more of the images in the album below.
Gujiazhuang Village, Dasungezhuang Town, Shunyi District, Beijing.
Small Lake, Meiya Village, Daotanghe Town, Gonghe County, Qinghai Province.
Xiajiang Village, Wulong Township, Jinyuan Town, Dayi County, Chengdu City, Sichuan Province.
The Yellow River, Huayuankou Town, Zhengzhou City, Henan Province.
The home of a monkey trainer, Baowan Village, Fanji Township, Xinye County, Nanyang City, Henan Province.
Manjiuxinzhai, Haidong Village, Mangxin Township, Menglian County, Pu’er City, Yunnan Province.
Caofosi Village, Meizhong Town, Shen County, Liaocheng City, Shandong Province.
Xiakou Village, Shandan County, Zhangye City, Gansu Province.
Unity Village, Aleteng County, Aksai Kazakh Autonomous County, Gansu Province.
Ba Town, Chen Barag Banner, Hulunbuir City, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.
No. 118 Hexi Street, Xushe Town, Yixing City, Jiangsu Province.
The Democratic District of Xushe Town, Yixing City, Jiangsu Province.
Beitai, Changshou Village, Wu’an City, Handan City, Hebei Province.
Lhoba home in Motuo County, Tibet Autonomous Region.
Lu kiln, Jingde Town, Jiangxi Province.
Home in Xingwuying Village, Yanchi County, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region
Nanchangtan Village, Zhongwei City, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.
Home near the Xiama Pass of the Great Wall, Tongxin County, Wuzhong City.
iudao Village, Liwang Town, Haiyuan County, Zhongwei City, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.
Home of the village council head, Chengxi Village, Yacheng Town, Sanya City, Hainan Province.
Echa Village, Jiangbian Township, Dongfang City, Hainan Province
North Island, Seven Banks, Xisha Islands, Sansha City, Hainan Province.
Home of a soldier on Chigua Reef, Nansha Islands, Sansha City, Hainan Province.
Hanqiao Village, Yaxi Town, Gaochun District, Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province.
Home of a Nuo opera performer, Tunbao, Pingba County, Anshun City, Guizhou Province.
Home of Tang tricolor pottery makers, Nanshishan Village, Mengjin County, Luoyang City, Henan Province.
Floating home in Shaoxing City, Zhejiang Province.
New Year wood block print maker’s home in Zhuxian Town, Kaifeng City, Henan Province.
Simuhana Village, Jigen Township, Ulugqat County, Kashgar City, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.
Sanxiaodui, Mazha Village, Tuyoq,Turpan City, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.
Home on the Panjiakou Reservoir, Qianxi County, Hebei Province.
Home in the Beiyuan neighborhood of Beijing.
Laoniuwan Village, Xinzhou City, Shanxi Province.
Leshou Village, Gongying Town, Harqin Left Wing Mongol Autonomous County, Liaoning Province.
Qin family manor, Shuiyuantou Village, Baishi Township, Xing’an County, Guilin City, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
Home in 4-zu, Xiangyang Village, Moudao Town, Lichuan City, Hubei Province.
Home inside the Xiaozhai Sinkhole, Fengjie County, Chongqing.
Yaoqiucuo manor, Zhongshan Village, Songkou Town, Yongtai County,Fuzhou City, Fujian Province.
Home in 8-zu, Beilantun, Wulajie Manchu Town, Longtan District, Jilin City, Jilin Province.
Xiaozhanghe Village, Ganguyi Town, Baota District, Yan’an City, Shaanxi Province.
Home in the upper streets of Chenlu Town, Yintai District, Tongchuan City,Shaanxi Province.
Nanping Village, Huangshan City, Anhui Province.
Home of a Hakka cultural relic collector, Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province.
Huabin Village, Wanggang Town, Nangang District, Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province.
Youzhou Village, Guanting Town, Huailai County, Hebei province.
By Lucy Liu
[Photos via Ma Hongjie’s blog]