Xin Zhonghua huabao (New China Pictorial) cover, November 1943

This cover image from the Xin Zhonghua huabao (New China Pictorial) 5.11 (November 1943) shows an unattributed painting of the Beijing opera actress Huang Yuhua. Huang starred in Pansi dong (The Cave of the silken web), an opera film produced by the North China Film Company (Huabei Dianying Gongsi) in 1943. The image used here is from promotional material relating to that film. 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.

Date

November 1943

Artist/Creator

New China Pictorial

Medium

Book / Published Material

Theme

Entertainment in occupied China

Case Studies

Japanese-occupied China
(1937-1945)

Keywords

cinema, fan, Huang Yuhua, opera (xiqu)

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-0005

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