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

— 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

— 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 and Jamie Carstairs)

— 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