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Shashin-shu - Mite kita Chugoku 写真集見てきた中国 (Book of photographs - China as I Saw It)

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2007,3007.45

  • Title (object)

    • Shashin-shu - Mite kita Chugoku 写真集見てきた中国 (Book of photographs - China as I Saw It)
  • Description

    Photobook. One volume. First edition.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1958
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Curator's comments

    A beautifully designed book of photographs of China taken at a time of great change. Often change happens imperceptibly and it is only when one compares these images with work undertaken in the 1960s and '70s (c.f. Kimura Ihei's 'Chugoku no tabi'), that one realizes how far China had moved in the intervening years. Covering Canton, Shanghai, Xian, Lanzhou, Urumchi and Peking, Hamaya captures the virtually timeless hardships and energy of life in these cities. He got to Peking in time for the National Day celebrations and the last image shows a shadowy Mao shaking hands with Zhou Enlai. (Titus Boeder, 4/07)

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  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2007

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    2007,3007.45

  • Additional IDs

    • PB.45 (Photobook number)

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