"China, with her five thousand years of history, her vast territory and her enormous population stands like a mountain peak among the nations of the world": Photographic View Book of China, Manchuria, and Korea during the period of Japanese occupation
Photographic View Book of China, Manchuria, and Korea.
Item Number: 60076
Japan: c. 1930.
First edition, oblong quarto, original boards. Gilt-lettered cloth, string-bound. Text in Japanese with captions in both Chinese and English. Illustrated with photographs throughout, large folding panorama of the Great Wall of China; folding map of Korea, Manchuria and portions of northeastern China. A unique record of history.
This lovely viewbook provides a fascinating and revealing glimpse into the landscape, history and culture of an array of Japanese-occupied areas in northern China, Manchuria, and Korea including Mukden, Dairen, and Port Arthur. Photographs include: "Chinese Beautiful Girls in Tsingtau," a lemonade seller in Mukden, Chinese Birdie Seller, punishments and beheadings of criminals, and the Butchery House of Tsingtao.