A park in Wuhan festooned to mark the third anniversary of the founding of the city's municipal government under the RNG, March 1943.
Photograph of a park in Wuhan festooned to “Celebrate the 3rd anniversary of the founding of the Hankou Municipal Government” (Qingzhu Hankou tebie shi zhengfu san zhounian jinian). While Wuhan is often remembered as a centre of anti-Japanese resistance in the early war years, it was also incorporated into the RNG realm in 1940, and became a major political and cultural centre for that administration. Interestingly, the ROC flag shown here still includes the RNG pennant (which read “peace, anti-communism, and nation building”, and which had been added to the flag in 1940), even though Chinese authorities in occupied areas were, from January 1943 onwards, not obliged to include this pennant.
- March 1943
- Return to the capital
- anniversary, flag, park, rickshaw
Stephen R. MacKinnon, Wuhan 1938: War, Refugees, and the Making of Modern China (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2008).
Source Reference Details
Chu Minyi Photographic Collection, LOC Prints and Photographs Room, Lot 11700
Library of Congress