Useful Links

360doc Victor Segalen in Sichuan and more

AGSL Digital Photo Archive Asia and Middle East American Geographical Society Library, University of Wisconsin

An American in China Gould Hunter Thomas

Archival Collections of Asia Photographs: Asia Photographs at Harvard  An article by Raymond Lum

Asia The National Archives UK – World through a lens

Asia Pacific Photography National Gallery of Australia

Asian and Pacific Studies – Historical Photographs Database compiled by Dr T. Matthew Ciolek

Beijing of Dreams The Chinese History of Science and Culture Foundation

Brush & Shutter: Early Photography in China The Getty Research Institute

Bucklin China Archive Photographs by Harold Bucklin

China The National Archives UK – World through a lens

‘China 1944′ and ‘China Old and New’ Photographs by Dr. Clinton C. Millett

China in Colour Retronaut (Chris Wild) – autochromes by Stéphane Passet for Albert Kahn

‘The China Incident’ Presbyterian Archives Research Centre

China Postcard (flickr)

China Rhyming Paul French’s blog

China Underground Historical and contemporary imagery

China’s Nineteenth Century Tea Trade Baker Library, Harvard Business School

China’s Wings Gregory Crouch – CNAC China National Aviation Corporation

Chinese-Australian Historical Images in Australia Some of these photographs were taken in China

Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Victory in the War of Resistance Against Japan Shanghai

Library (Photographs taken during the Sino-Japanese War 1937-1945)

DBHKer Surviving pre-WW2 architecture

Dennis George Crow Specialist in historic China and Asian Photography

Digital Silk Road National Institute of Informatics

Durham Light Infantry 1920-1946 See ‘The China Album’

Durham County Record Office Enter a keyword such as ‘China’ or ‘Chinese’, and tick the ‘Image Results Only’ box.

Early Chinese Photographs Northwestern University, USA

East Asia Image Collection Lafayette College Libraries

Edwards Bangs Drew Chinese Maritime Customs Service Photographs Harvard College

The Flying Tigers 69th DRS Association Shanghai, China – 1945 to 46

FOTOE A stock photograph library, includes historical images

Friends of Sir Robert Hart Mary Tiffen’s site (See the Carrall collection on HPC)

The Giles Pickford Collection Australian National University

— Goodbye, Yan’an Second World War photographs by Michael Lindsay

Guimet Museum of Asian Art, Photographic Archives Edouard Chavannes, Henri Maspero, Jean Lartigue, Victor Segalen

Gwulo: Old Hong Kong Over 11,000 pages about old Hong Kong

The Hedda Morrison Photographs of China, 1933-1946 Harvard College

Hedda Morrison’s China China Heritage Quarterly

History, empire, China, and things found on the way Professor Robert Bickers’s blog

History of Photography in China 1839 – ca.1911  Selected Annotated Bibliography The Getty Research Institute

Hong Kong Old Photos Yu Zhenyu (Jacky Yu)

Hong Kong War Diary 1941 defence of Hong Kong

— Inside Red China Photographs by Robert Carl Cohen, 1957 to 1978

International Mission Photography Archive University of Southern California

John Thomson’s China Wellcome Collection

Joseph Needham Photographs: Wartime China, 1942-1946 Needham Research Institute

Kent Photo Archive Maidstone Museum

Luella Delamarte Dawson Photographs of China University of Delaware

Ma famille à Shanghai au temps des concessions The foreign concessions in Shanghai, 1920s – 30s

Macau Antigo A blog about old Macau

Mellerick Album Chinese-Australian Historical Images in Australia

— Mind the gap(s) Ein Streifzug durch die China-Blogosphäre China blogosphere 1

Mind the gap(s) Die China-Blogosphäre (II) China blogosphere 2

Musée Français de la Photographie Search for ‘Chine’

National Media Museum Photographs by Beato and Thomson, inter alia

New York Public Library Digital Gallery New York Public Library (Many images, including photographs)

Nicholas Kitto Hong Kong photographer, exploring treaty port architecture

Nineteenth-Century Chinese Photography Terry Bennett’s site

Old China (flickr)

Österreichische Nationalbibliothek Some China images by Wilhelm Burger

Osvald Siren Collection California Museum of Photography

Photography of China This blog includes old and new images, also interviews and a good list of links

The Rev. Claude L. Pickens, Jr. Collection on Muslims in China Harvard College

Robert Henry Chandless Photographs University of Washington

Royal Geographical Society Picture Library  For example, search for ‘China’ in ‘Historical Collection’.  Includes photographs by Mrs Isabella Lucy Bishop (née Bird) and E.H. Wilson.

School of Oriental and African Studies Digital Archives and Special Collections Digital archives

Shanghai 1937 Photographs by Karl Kengelbacher

Shanghai Street Stories Photojournalism and street photography of Shanghai

Shanghai That Was (before 1939) (flickr)

Shanghailander ‘The blog about old Shanghai’

Sidney D. Gamble Photographs Duke University

Sikhs in Shanghai A blog by Meena Vathyam

Sir Robert Hart Collection Queen’s University Belfast

SOAS Archive Catalogue School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

South Central China and Tibet: Hotspot of Diversity The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

Taiwan Pictures Digital Archive Over 7000 historical images of Formosa (Taiwan)

Tess in Shanghai Tess Johnston’s site

Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library Photostream University of Toronto (flickr)

Thomas H. Hahn Docu-images Gallery of documentary and historical photographs of China

The Tibet Album British Photography in Central Tibet 1920-1950

A Tour of Old Canton Presbyterian Archives Research Centre

Trans Asia Photography Review Journal

Villages Academica Sinica

Virtual Beijing Institut d’Asie Orientale, University of Lyon

Virtual Shanghai: Shanghai Urban Space in Time Institut d’Asie Orientale, University of Lyon

Virtual Suzhou Institut d’Asie Orientale, University of Lyon

Virtual Tianjin: Tianjin Under Nine Flags University of Bristol and Institut d’Asie Orientale, University of Lyon

Virtual Wuhan Institut d’Asie Orientale, University of Lyon

Virtual Xi’an Institut d’Asie Orientale, University of Lyon

Visualising China University of Bristol

Visualising China Blog University of Bristol (Robert Bickers, Jamie Carstairs and guest bloggers)

Wattis Fine Art Details of some photographers who worked in China

Werner von Boltenstern Shanghai Photograph and Negative Collection (1937-49, especially Jewish community)

— Werner von Boltenstern Shanghai Photograph and Negative Collection – crowdsourcing project