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ISBN:0708119425
Author: Clark Worswick
ISBN13: 978-0708119426
Title: Imperial China: Photographs, 1850-1912 : historical texts
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Publisher: Australian National University Press (1980)
Pages: 151

Imperial China: Photographs, 1850-1912 : historical texts by Clark Worswick



International Standard Book Number (ISBN): 0517533774 :, . 0. Hong Kong (China) Pictorial works. Personal Name: Worswick, Clark. Personal Name: Spence, Jonathan D. Corporate Name: Asia House Gallery. Corporate Name: American Federation of Arts.

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Imperial China Photographs 1850-1912 combines photographs from that period with a smattering of the history of China and the history of photographers in China during that time. Both amateur and professional photographers are presented. The history is written with the usual Western spin on the events that took place in China during the decline of the Manchus and the abuse of the Chinese by the Allies. Near the end of the book is a thirteen page article written by Clark Worswick, titled "Photography in Imperial China". This article identifies various amateur, professional, and government photographers working in Imperial China, and tidbits of information about them. The book also includes an index of commercial and amateur photographers of China, 1846-1912, and a list of which collections supplied the photographs included in this book.

Collection of early photographs depicting the lives and customs of an ancient people and their exotic, often starkly beautiful, land. If it is added to AbeBooks by one of our member booksellers, we will notify you! Create a Want.

Imperial China: Photographs 1850-1912, historical texts by Clark Worswick and Jonathan Spence, with a foreword by Harrison Salisbury (1978). India: Pioneering Photographers:1850-1900 (2001). India Through the Lens:Photography 1840-1911 (2000). Japanische Photographie 1860-1929 (1993). Nihon shashin zenshu The Complete History of Japanese Photography. Singer, Noel . Burmah: A Photographic Journey, 1855-1925 (1993).

No current Talk conversations about this book. Black & White Photographs of people in China, Hong Kong, plus photographs of foreign merchants, landscapes and cities in these regions in the 19th Century.

Part of China's mysterious allure has stemmed from the fact that it remained virtually invisible to all but a handful o. .Imperial China : Photography, Eighteen Fifty to Nineteen Twelve. by Jonathan D. Spence and Clark Worswick. Select Format: Hardcover. Select Condition: Like New.

Worswick, Clark and Jonathan Spence. Imperial China: Photographs 1850-1912 (New York: Pennwick Publishing, 1978). Picturing Hong Kong: Photography 1855-1910 (New York: Asia Society, 1997).

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The Historical Precedents for Our New Relations with China, with Paul Cohen and Steven Levine. Washington, DC: East Asia Program, Wilson Center, 1980. The Death of Woman Wang. New York: Viking Press, 1978. Imperial China: Photographs, 1850–1912, historical texts with Clark Worswick. New York: Pennwick Publishing; distributed by Crown, 1978. Emperor of China: Self Portrait of K’ang Hsi.

Reviews: 4
Hawk Flying
This is (or would be) an excellent, if limited, record of Ch'ing folks. The prints, however, full-sized as they may be, have lost a great deal in the printing and reprinting. We are rather spoiled these days with digitizing everything and even touching up damaged photos. Many of these are the photographic equivalents of kinoscope video in quality due to the original materials, but also to the printing techniques of the book. When the book was originally printed, I'm sure it was cutting edge.

Still, if you are interested in the last days of Imperial China, this is a valuable addition to your collection.
Helldor
Fabulous photos and commentary - highly recommended
Vivaral
Imperial China Photographs 1850-1912 combines photographs from that period with a smattering of the history of China and the history of photographers in China during that time. Both amateur and professional photographers are presented. The history is written with the usual Western spin on the events that took place in China during the decline of the Manchus and the abuse of the Chinese by the Allies.

There are approximately 116 pages of photographs, some candid, some posed - all quite interesting. Wherever possible, the pictures are accompanied by dates, photographer's name, subject identified, and some have additional commentary. It would have been helpful to have even more informative commentary on the pictures. Some of the better known photographers included in this book are Thomas, Miller, Beato, Wilson and Mennie.

Near the end of the book is a thirteen page article written by Clark Worswick, titled "Photography in Imperial China". This article identifies various amateur, professional, and government photographers working in Imperial China, and tidbits of information about them.

The book also includes an index of commercial and amateur photographers of China, 1846-1912, and a list of which collections supplied the photographs included in this book.

Overall, an engaging browse!
Zulkigis
This book principally consits of photographs. The text mostly introduces the photographers and sets the scene (so to speek) for the photos.
The photos themselves are astonishing. They are all taken between 1850 and 1912, when China was still living like it had done for the past 3 thousand years, in all it's high culture and barbarity.
There are photos of gorgeously attired couples in dragon robes, all formally seated like ancestor portraits. There are also city-scapes and photos of remote temples and the Summer palace before it was burnt by the invading armies of the west. There are scenes of executions which hide NOTHING and scenes from the imperial court and pictures of heart-breaking poverty.
This book is an eye-opener. I've never seen a collection of photos like this anywhere else. I highly reccomend this book to anybody interested in Imperial China, Costume or social history