9780804841856

Old Beijing : Postcards from the Imperial City

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  • ISBN13:

    9780804841856

  • ISBN10:

    0804841853

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 5/10/2012
  • Publisher: Tuttle Pub
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Summary

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#&8212;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.

Author Biography

Felicitas Titus grew up in the foreign concession in Hankow, China, under Chiang Kai-shek, at a time when traditional Chinese culture still ?ourished. She visited old Beijing, then known as Peking, as a child and later studied there for two and a half years, during World War II. After leaving China in 1949, she moved to the United States, where she still lives.

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