Images produced by children in occupied Nanjing in the spring of 1941.
This is a selection of images (most being pencil drawings) contributed to the magazine Ertong huakan (Children’s Pictorial) 9.10 (April 1941) by readers. The images offer a fascinating insight into the ways in which official ideas about the appearance of occupied China were reflected in the artwork of Chinese school children living in the RNG capital. Note the references to dawn, for example, the depictions of Japanese people, and the idyllic images of the Chinese countryside included in some of the drawings. Basketball remained a politically acceptable sport in occupied Nanjing despite its American provenance.
- 4 April 1941
Book / Published Material
- Return to the capital
(1937 – 1945)
- basketball, children, education, landscapes, schools
Source Reference Details
EAL 5796 7051
East Asia Library, Stanford University