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Old Beijing

Postcards from the Imperial City

Old Beijing
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Author Felicitas Titus
Foreword Susan Naquin
Price JPY 3,190
ISBN 978-0-8048-4185-6
Format 275×236mm 146pages Hardcover
Availability Out-of-print
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Description

Camel trains arriving at a city gate; the distinctive architecture of the Forbidden City, its pagodas, imperial buildings and temples; Manchu fashion, the Empress Dowager and the child emperor Puyi; street performers and foreign tourists?all come to life again in this extraordinary collection of rare and vintage postcards. Old Beijing: Postcards from the Imperial City offers a unique look at a vanished China and its storied capital. Comprising 355 black-and-white and hand-tinted cards that span the period from the last years of Imperial China to the Japanese invasion of 1937, it is a treasure trove for historians, collectors, Sinophiles, and anyone fascinated by people and cultures from times past.

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