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Dear Reader,

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All of the online resources reported here have been thoroughly checked at the time of their listing. However, it is possible that, with the with the passage of time, many of the originally reported materials might have been removed from the Internet, or changed their online address, or varied the scope and quality of their contents.

Fortunately, in several cases it is possible to access many of the older versions of the resources listed in the MONITOR. This can be easily done via the free services of the "The Internet Archive" http://web.archive.org/, a remarkable brainchild of Brewster Kahle, San Francisco, CA.

- with warm regards -

Editor, Dr T. Matthew Ciolek.

Canberra, 21 January 2011.

05 February 2009

Historical Photographs of China


04 Feb 2009

Historical Photographs of China project, School of Humanities, University of Bristol, UK & Institut d'Asie Orientale (IAO), Lyon, France

"A collaboration between scholars at the University of Bristol [http://www.bristol.ac.uk/], University of Lincoln [http://www.bristol.ac.uk/], and the Institut d'Asie Orientale [http://iao.ish-lyon.cnrs.fr/francais/index.html], this project aims to locate, archive, and disseminate photographs from the substantial holdings of images of modern China held mostly in private hands overseas. These are often of even greater historic interest than might ordinarily be the case, as the destruction of materials inside China in war and revolution in the twentieth century, and especially during the 1966-69 Cultural Revolution, means that there is a relative dearth today of accessible photographic records in China itself. [...]

The photographs archived here come from the collections of a Chinese diplomat, foreign businessmen, staff of the administrations in the Chinese treaty ports, missionaries, and officials of the Chinese Maritime Customs Service. They shed light on political events such as the 1925 May Thirtieth incident, on working and social life, on treaty port architecture, commercial history, the history of dress and fashion, and of course the history of photography in China. They were taken by talented amateur photographers, by foreign snap-shotters, professional studio photographers, and others. These images were taken, acquired or bought by those living or visiting China.

These digital copies of the images are made available here for educational, reference and research purposes. As well as a variety of modestly sized collections, this project has worked with a number of larger bodies of material including photographs related to the Chinese Maritime Customs Service, diplomat Foo Ping-sheung (Fu Bingchang), holdings relating to the Shanghai Municipal Police, the G. Warren Swire collection, and the J.C. Oswald collection (SOAS)."

Supplied note:
"May I recommend that you look at the Historical Photographs of China. Many of the photographs were taken by Fu Bingchang, the last ambassador Chiang Kaishek sent to Soviet Russia. Fu was a keen amateur photographer, and he captured hundreds of images of Kuomintang society during the 1920s to 1940s. Virtually none of them have been seen or published.- ywf."

Site contents:
* Fu Bingchang - Images; * Chinese Maritime Customs - Images; * Shanghai Municipal Police - Images; * G. Warren Swire - Images; * All Images [4,900 photographs, 327 pages; also incl. J.C. Oswald collection, and Other Collections - ed.]; * Objectifs [i.e. About the project]; * Related Works; * Photographers.

URL http://chp.ish-lyon.cnrs.fr/

Internet Archive http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://chp.ish-lyon.cnrs.fr/

Link reported by: Yee-Wah Foo (ywfoo--at--lincoln.ac.uk)

* Resource type [news - documents - study - corporate info. - online guide]:
* Publisher [academic - business - govt. - library/museum - NGO - other]:
* Scholarly usefulness [essential - v.useful - useful - interesting - marginal]:
* External links to the resource [over 3,000 - under 3,000 - under 1,000
- under 300 - under 100 - under 30]: under 300
* Information about the 'Historical Photographs of China' was kindly
supplied by Dr Yee-Wah Foo to mark the forthcoming
15th Anniversary (1994-2009) of the AS WWW Monitor e-journal. - ed.]

Please note that the above details were correct on the day of their publication. To suggest an update, please email the site's editor at tmciolek@ciolek.com