China in Those Days: Insights into Historical China Through Postcards Of The Time. This massive gold-edged volume presents some 1600 picture postcards sent from China in the late 19th century and early 20th century. They illustrated Chinese scenes, people and activities. By the subjects selected and the way they are depicted the cards can give many insights into lives and attitudes of the period. A full introduction on the history of the production and usage of picture postcards in general and in China is followed by the section in which several hundred cards show China's people and life. A section on town views and studies of Christian Mission activities, and the 1907 Peking-Paris Motor Rally is followed by cards from the Chinatowns of San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and Cambodia. Each card is annotated and much background information is given. A remarkable volume. Bilingual in Chinese.
China in Those Days
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