Cover image of a bilingual (Chinese and English) pictorial produced by the RNG Ministry of Publicity to celebrate the return to the capital of Wang Jingwei in the spring of 1940.
This supplement was published by the Ministry of Publicity (Xuanchuanbu) on the very day that Wang Jingwei officially “returned” to Nanjing to take up the reins of government under Japanese occupation. The symbols attached to this image (e.g., the KMT “white sun” ensign, and the colours of the ROC flag) suggest a “return” to pre-war norms. The presence of the Japanese is not so much as mentioned here.
- 30 March 1940
Xuanchuanbu (Ministry of Publicity) 宣傳部
Book / Published Material
- Return to the capital
- Wang Jingwei
Jeremy E. Taylor, “Republican personality cults in wartime China: contradistinction and collaboration”, Comparative Studies in Society and History 57.3 (July 2015): 665-693.
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