Ompare old life in Hangzhou,China and in a moderm city in U.S

Using the source to compare life in Hangzhou/Hangchow/Kinsay in china with that in a modern metropolis, such as New York, Los Angeles, or San Diego in U.S. What would a modern urban dweller or visitor recognize as familiar in this thirteenth-century city?

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