Park in Wuhan, spring 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.

Date

March 1943

Artist/Creator

Anon

Medium

Photograph

Theme

Return to the capital

Case Studies

Japanese-occupied China
(1937-1945)

Keywords

anniversary, flag, park, rickshaw

Further information

Further Reading

Stephen R. MacKinnon, Wuhan 1938: War, Refugees, and the Making of Modern China (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2008).

Source

Library of Congress

Source Reference Details

Chu Minyi Photographic Collection, LOC Prints and Photographs Room, Lot 11700

Permissions/Acknowledgements

Library of Congress

COTCA Identifier

LOC-0001

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