Leaflet depicting Chinese "new woman" and Japanese troops urging Chinese civilians to return to a generic occupied city.
This leaflet, produced with the aim of encouraging civilians in occupied north China to return to cities and towns under Japanese rule, includes many of the standard tropes of early occupied north China propaganda: a “new woman”; city walls; the “five-coloured flag” (wuseqi). The text on the leaflet reads: “Hurry back to your homes! Return to your hometowns! The Japanese army will be here for a long time. Come and protect your livelihoods and your assets. Everyone can savour living in peace and enjoying their work again”.
- circa 1937 — 1938
(1937 – 1945)
- army, bugle, city walls, flag, peasants, slogan, women
Jeremy E. Taylor, “Gendered Archetypes of Wartime Occupation: ‘New Women’ in Occupied North China, 1937–40”, Gender & History 28.3 (2016): 660-686.
Source Reference Details
Japanese Collections: 2006, 0117, 0.1–109
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