Before the dynasty of dictators... article with many photos, DailyMail.com, March 2013.
The photos are late 19th, early 20th century. I've shown the difference between a Chinese wheelbarrow and a European—with different origins, one replacing a beast of burden, and one with a wheel replacing the other person carring the other end of a barrow.
Below is something more like the Chinese barrow, and also like a litter with two bearers.
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