old photographs of China

Many children of Jewish refugees were born in China. All of these children knew how to speak German and English, but few learned Chinese. (Arthur Rothstein)
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The Photographic Work of Arthur Rothstein in China: Signal Corps, the Great Famine, the Jewish Refugees in Shanghai

Arthur Rothstein (July 17, 1915 – November 11, 1985) was an American prominent photojournalist. His topics ranged from social issues, daily life, politics, sport to … Read more

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The first photographs of Hong Kong, the Second Opium War, and Beijing, Felice Beato in 1860

Felice Beato (born in Venice in 1832 and died in Florence in 1909) was an Italian-British photographer among the first to take photographs in East … Read more

Chinese stylish girl
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32 precious old photographs reveal the real life of the Chinese people in the 1980s

An album of selected images depicts a vision of China in the 1980s, very different from today. China was more ideological, and poor but apparently … Read more