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    Visualizing China, 1845-1965: Life/Still Images in Historical Narratives

    ISBN-10: 9004228209
    ISBN-13: 9789004228207
    Author(s): Christian Henriot, Wen-Hsin Yeh
    Description: In this work, the authors launch a broad inquiry aimed at a synergistic understanding of the story of visuality in modern China. The essays cluster around several nodal points including photographs, advertising, posters and movies, from the 1840s to  More...
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    Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
    Binding: Cloth Text 
    Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
    Weight: 2.090
    Language: English

    In this work, the authors launch a broad inquiry aimed at a synergistic understanding of the story of visuality in modern China. The essays cluster around several nodal points including photographs, advertising, posters and movies, from the 1840s to the 1960s.

    Introduction. China Visualised: What Stories do Pictures Tell?
    List of Illustrations
    The China Photographs: Three Readings
    The Lives and Deaths of Photographs in Early Treaty Port China
    Obscene Vignettes of Truth. Construing Photographs of Chinese Executions as Historical Documents
    Street Culture, Visual Fragments and Everyday Life: Narrating Peddlers in Shanghai Modern
    The Visibility of Chinese Women and Home
    Portraits of Republican Ladies: Materiality and Representation in Early Twentieth Century Chinese Photographs
    Images of Houses, Houses of Images: Some Preliminary Thoughts on a Socio-Cultural History of Urban Dwellings in Pre-1940s Canton
    Advertising and Propaganda: The Visual in Public Communications
    From Viewing to Reading: The Evolution of Visual Advertising in Late Imperial China
    Imagined Communities Divided: Reading Visual Regimes in Shanghai's Newspaper Advertising (1860s-1910s)
    Contextualising (Propaganda) Posters
    The Dialectics of Mao's Images: Monumentalism, Circulation and Power Effects
    Moving Pictures
    Single Women and the Men in their Lives: Zhang Ailing and Post-War Visual Images of the Big Metropolis
    An Ordinary Shanghai Woman in an Extraordinary Time: A View from Post-War Popular Cinema
    Index Plate section

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