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Chinese newspaper collection

 Collection — Container: 1 [31151030055754]
Identifier: MS-0393
The collection consists of several pages of a Chinese newspaper published February 3, 1940 in Canton, China (Guangzhou). At the time of publication, Canton was controlled by the Japanese army.

Dates

  • 1940 February 3

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

This collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

0.167 Cubic Feet (26 pages)

1 Folders

Historical Note

On July 7, 1937 after a clash between Chinese and Japanese forces the Japanese armies invaded China without a formal declaration of war. This period is known as the War of Resistance against Japan or the Anti-Japanese War (1937-1945). In the autumn of 1937 Shanghai and the Yangtze valley had fallen to the Japanese, and by October 1938 Nanking, Hankow and Canton were controlled by the Japanese government. The Nationalist Government of Chiang K'ai-shek was forced to retreat to Chungking. In 1941 after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor the Anti-Japanese War became part of the Second World War.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of several pages of a Chinese newspaper published February 3, 1940 in Canton, China (Guangzhou). Because of the fragile condition of the original newsprint, the papers have been photocopied. Most of the print is legible; some small sections of the pages are missing. Also in the collection are six posters depicting Japanese soldiers interacting in a friendly manner with the Chinese population. All of the items are written in the Chinese language. At the time of publication, Canton was controlled by the Japanese army. Ostensibly, the reports in the newspaper are officially from the Chinese government, but the reporting is from sources collaborating with an occupying force.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was the gift of Owen Lattimore in 1940. In 1987, the newspapers were transferred from the Cage.

Accruals

The Accession Number is 1986-87.21.

Processing Information

Finding aid prepared by Joan Grattan in January 1998.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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