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This article investigates the events that occurred in the surroundings of Tianjin in the period between the Boxer Uprising and the Russo-Japanese War. The discovery of two albums of snapshots and a short accompanying letter by Richard Strangman,a Customs officer, to Sir Robert Hart, the Inspector General of the Chinese Imperial Maritime Customs, and Edwin Conger, the American Minister Plenipotentiary to China, offers a chance to reflect on the use of amateur photography as a tool of intelligence and topography in the border region between Zhili and Manchuria in the early years of the twentieth century.
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||The Chinese Historical Review|
|Publication status||Published - 02 Nov 2018|
|Event||Wiles Colloquium 2017: New Lenses on China: Photography in Modern Chinese History and Historiography - Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom|
Duration: 23 Jun 2017 → 24 Jun 2017
- amateur photography
- Chinese Imperial Maritime Customs
- Sir Robert Hart
- Boxer Uprising
- Russo-Japanese War
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Arts and Humanities(all)
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