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Old Beijing: Postcards from the Imperial City

Old Beijing: Postcards from the Imperial City (Hardback, 2nd ed.)

By Naquin, Susan

This collection of Chinese photography contains over 350 vintage postcards from pre-communist China along with extensive historical background and commentary. 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 once known as Peking. Containing unique black-and-white and hand-tinted cards that span Chinese history 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 Chinese culture and people from times past.
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ISBN 9780804847339
Released NZ 26 Aug 2016
Publisher Tuttle Publishing
Format Hardback, 2nd ed.
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ISBN-13 9780804847339
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Publisher Tuttle Publishing
Imprint Tuttle Publishing
Released 26 Aug 2016
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback, 2nd ed.
Edition 2nd ed.
Author(s) By Naquin, Susan
Category History of Art
Photographs: Collections
Antiques & Collectables: Pictures, Prints & Maps
Asian / Middle Eastern History
Social & Cultural Anthropology
Places & Peoples: General Interest
Number of Pages 144
Dimensions Width: 267mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 18mm
Dewey Code 951.1560400222
Weight 953g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Postcards - China - Beijing, Postcards - Private collections - United States, Beijing China - Pictorial works, Postcards - China - Beijing, Titus, Felicitas - Art collections
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text General/trade