Xin Zhonghua huabao (New China Pictorial) cover, 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.

Date

July 1943

Artist/Creator

New China Pictorial

Medium

Book / Published Material

Case Studies

Japanese-occupied China
(1937-1945)

Keywords

kebaya, palm tree, sarong, women

Further information

Further Reading

Paul H. Kratoska, The Japanese Occupation of Malaya: A Social and Economic History (Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 1997).

Source

Library of Congress

Source Reference Details

Asian Reading Room

Permissions/Acknowledgements

Library of Congress

COTCA Identifier

LOCNCP-0004

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