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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

1931 China floods

15 rare historical photographs of 1931 China floods

From the end of 20s, China was afflicted by a long drought. Abnormal weather over central China began in the winter of late 1930.

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The Flying Tigers: from Chinese pilots training camp in Arizona to the war in China against Japan

24 rare images of The Flying Tigers: from Chinese pilots training camp in Arizona to the war in China against Japan

Images of The Flying Tigers: Many Chinese (mostly coming from Guangdong) joined the American Flying Tigers in Yunnan to fight Japanese invading forces. The Chinese government sent many students to Arizona to train.

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China through the lenses of David Gamble: 40 images

David Gamble (Cincinnati, 1890 – Sydney, 1968), grandson of James Gamble, founder of Procter & Gamble in 1837, visited China for four periods doing Christian social work for the Y.M.C.A and conducting social surveys.

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unit 731 images

Rare images of the infamous Japanese experiment unit 731 in China – Second Part – Graphic content

Unit 731 (731部隊) led by Japanese microbiologist Shiro Ishii, was a covert biological warfare research and development unit of the Imperial Japanese Army that undertook human experimentation mainly on Chinese, Koreans and Russians, during the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937–1945) and World War II.

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12 rare pictures: removing corpse teams in China (1948)

The disastrous years of the War of Resistance against Japanese aggression and the War of Liberation devastated China: corpses were scattered along Chinese roads.

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China famine images

30 dramatic images of the 1942 Henan famine

Henan Province was hit by a terrible famine between the summer of 1942 and the spring of 1943 that led to the death of 3 million people (other sources report 1 million deaths).

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Unit 731

35 rare images of the infamous Japanese experiment unit 731 in China

Unit 731 (731部隊), based at the Pingfang district of Harbin and led by the infamous Japanese microbiologist Shiro Ishii, was a covert biological warfare research and development unit of the Imperial Japanese Army that undertook human experimentation during the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937–1945) and World War II.

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