Newsletter 46 Supplement - Picturing China

Historical photographs of China: the collections

Robert Bickers

The current programme of work grew out of a Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation and Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded project on the ‘History of the Chinese Maritime Customs Service’. A large number of descendents or relatives of former members of the Service contacted the research team via its website, and they often had photographs and documents which they were willing to share with the project team. Moreover, as the Customs project researchers explored collections relating to the Service archived in Britain it was also realised that some of these included photographs that were not easily accessible to scholars. 

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