Xin Zhonghua huabao (New China Pictorial) cover, July 1942

This cover image from the Xin Zhonghua huabao (New China Pictorial) 4.7 (July 1942) shows Nancy Chan (Chen Yunshang). Chan was one of the most popular film celebrities in wartime Shanghai, and was favoured by the occupation regime in pro-government media, despite emulating Hollywood stars in terms of her dress and public image. The New China Pictorial was a bilingual (Chinese-English) published from 1939 through 1944 in Shanghai by the occupation journalist Wu Linzhi for distribution in China and throughout Southeast Asia.

Date

July 1942

Artist/Creator

New China Pictorial

Medium

Book / Published Material

Theme

Entertainment in occupied China

Case Studies

Japanese-occupied China
(1937-1945)

Keywords

cinema, Hollywood, modern girl, Nancy Chan (Chen Yunshang)

Further information

Further Reading

Poshek Fu, “The ambiguity of entertainment: Chinese cinema in Japanese-occupied Shanghai, 1941 to 1945,” Cinema Journal 37.1 (Autumn 1997): 66-84.

Source

Library of Congress

Source Reference Details

Asian Reading Room

Permissions/Acknowledgements

Library of Congress

COTCA Identifier

LOCNCP-0001

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