Cover of the New China Pictorial for September 1942.
This cover image from the New China Pictorial 4.9 (September 1942) shows an unnamed member of the Chinese collaborationist forces in the outfit of a kendoka. There is little to identify this image (almost certainly created by the news agency Dōmei, as it was used as the cover image for the Japanese-language Dōmei Graph in October 1942) as being of a Chinese man, other than the inclusion of the Nationalist Chinese (white sun) insignia on his cap. The same image was used in later propaganda celebrating the collaborationist government’s declaration of war on the Allies. This was the only cover image from this magazine which included a male figure. 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.
- September 1942
New China Pictorial
Book / Published Material
- Rural Pacification
- army, kendo, propaganda, soldier
Tomoko Akami, “Japan’s new empire and the Dōmei News Agency in occupied Southeast Asia, 1942-45,” Japan Focus 13, 1. no. 3 (2015): 1-28.
Source Reference Details
Asian Reading Room
Library of Congress