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Block Prints of the Chinese Revolution

Princeton University has some fine digital collections and this recent addition to their number will delight art historians and others. These block prints from the time of the 1911 Chinese Revolution were donated to Princeton by Donald Roberts in 1937. Roberts was an alumnus from the class of 1909 who taught history at St. John's University in Shanghai from 1915 to 1950. These very rare items include color prints, black and white illustrated sheets with current news, and so on. The prints explore the subjects of "modernity" and "nation," and, as period propaganda, tend to support the overall goals of the Revolution. Visitors can browse the collection at their leisure or search through the items here via a helpful search engine.
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Date Issued 2012-10-12
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Date of Scout Publication 2012-10-12
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