The Development of Japanese Modern Photography in Manchoukuo

The Development of Japanese Modern Photography in Manchoukuo

Jo TAKEBA

Publisher: Kokushokankokai

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Published on the occasion of an exhibition at the Nagoya City Art Museum, “The Development of Japanese Modern Photography in Manchoukuo” (edited by Jo Takeba) traces the puppet state of Manchukuo (established in 1932 by the occupying Japanese empire in north-east China) in historical photographs. In addition to the historical importance, the book also traces the development of photography as a medium in Manchukuo.

Divided into five chapters, the reader is introduced to early modern photographers like Hakuyo Fuchikami, artistic images taken by the Manchurian Photographers' Association, documentary photographs taken in diverse locations in China from the East Asia Photographic Print Album, or works by Tomio Muto as well as to the visual language of Japanese propaganda magazines at the time, and to photographs taken during the Pauley mission in Manchuria after the defeat of the Japanese empire in World War II.
Featuring more than 300 photographs, including vintage prints, as well as several essays, historical texts, and photography data, “The Development of Japanese Modern Photography in Manchoukuo” is the definitive book on the chapter of Japanese photography in Manchukuo.

Please note that all texts are included in Japanese language only.

Keywords: China War Time

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