Cover of the New China Pictorial for July 1943.
This cover image from the Xin Zhonghua huabao (New China Pictorial) 5.7 (July 1943) shows a colourised photograph of an unnamed woman, probably from Malaya. The New China Pictorial was a bilingual (Chinese-English) magazine published from 1939 through 1944 in Shanghai by the occupation journalist Wu Linzhi for distribution in China and throughout Southeast Asia. This magazine employed cover images of women from areas of Southeast Asia that had been conquered by Japan with increasing regularity over the course of 1943 and 1944, having previously focused on Chinese film celebrities.
- July 1943
New China Pictorial
Book / Published Material
(1937 – 1945)
- kebaya, palm tree, sarong, women
Paul H. Kratoska, The Japanese Occupation of Malaya: A Social and Economic History (Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 1997).
Source Reference Details
Asian Reading Room
Library of Congress