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Visualising China

This incredible resource from the University of Bristol provides access to over 9,000 historical photographs of China from the years 1850 to 1950. Readers may want to start with the blog that accompanies the digitized collection for a number of fascinating articles on the rapidly transforming China of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. But the pictures themselves are the real magic of this website. Readers may select any photo to start. Below the photo a series of keywords, locations, and other related information will appear. Each of these related tags will take readers to other photos and groups of photos. For instance, selecting a street scene from the homepage will reveal that the photograph was taken in 1920s Shanghai. Readers will also find suggested related material tagged as "Bicycle," "Crowded Street," "Shanghai Municipal Police," and others. The result is a fascinating, elegiac tour of a world now long past.
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Date Issued 2011
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Date of Scout Publication 2015-04-03
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