A Pictorial Record of the Qing Dynasty: Manchurian Railway(eBook), 1st Edition

  • Lüshun Museum
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  • ISBN-10: 9814253766
  • ISBN-13: 9789814253765
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade - College Senior
  • 332 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released May 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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A Pictorial Record of the Qing Dynasty - Manchurian Railway records the early stage of the Manchurian Railway (1906-1911), covering its operations along the railway and in its accessory lands. Consisting of 500 photographs taken from Lüshun Museum's special archive on the Manchurian Railway, the book provides first-hand resources for studying the history of Japan's invasion of China dating from the late Qing Dynasty. After winning the Russo-Japanese War, the Japanese founded the Southern Manchurian Railway Corporation to build a railway system based on the former Russian- owned railway. Centered on Dalian, the railway extended to many parts of northeastern China. At the same time, the corporation also initiated a large-scale development of mineral mines, ports, towns, and villages along the railway. Originally taken to build up the archive for the Manchurian Railway Investigation Department, all the photographs collected in the book are clearly dated, information-packed, and of exceptional academic value.

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Lüshun Museum

Lüshun Museum is a century-old history and art museum. Established in 1917, its predecessor was the Museum of the Kwantung Governor-General Office during Dalian’s occupation by Japan. The museum now houses around 60,000 artifacts, consisting mainly of cultural relics unearthed in Dalian and Xinjiang as well as other treasured Chinese and foreign objects. Among the highlights of its collection in 20 categories are paintings and calligraphy, relics unearthed in Xinjiang, and bronze wares of the Shang and Zhou Dynasties.