26 November 2013 There are now 8888 images online on Historical Photographs of China.
17 October 2013 An exhibition of photographs of Shanghai by Rev. Charles Darwent (1858 - 1924) and Jamie Carstairs (inspired by the Darwent collection on HPC) is on from 12th to 22nd November 2013, 10am – 6pm, at The Gallery Space, The Island, Bridewell Street, Bristol, BS1 2LE. The exhibition Darwent Revisited: Shanghai now and then is part of the University of Bristol’s InsideArts festival.
17 October 2013 The Phipps collection is now online on Historical Photographs of China. See the blog http://visualisingchina.net/blog/2013/10/11/peking-picnics/.
4 September 2013 A new drop down menu search facility has been created for the site, so that searches can be targeted to various fields, for example, only in the Title. Furthermore, to search for any images relating to Peking before 1900, for example, go to All Images - then enter the word Peking in All fields in the upper search box and <1900 in the Date field in the lower search box; then click on the binoculars (or press Enter on your keyboard). Please note that both the Collection and Location search fields are not yet fully developed. Remember to click on the red x to clear a previous search and reset the facility.
21 August 2013 The Kiki de Chaffoy collection is now online on Historical Photographs of China: 9 images relating to Louis de San, a Belgian diplomat, who established an Asian gliding record in 1940, by flying for 4 hours and 44 minutes in a 'Rhônsperber' glider, owned by the Chinese Aeronautical Affairs Commission (航空委员会). (KC-d).
17 July 2013 Part of the Love collection is now online on Historical Photographs of China: 13 images of Shanghai en fête for the Duke and Duchess of Connaught’s visit in 1890 (BL01) and 53 images relating to the Boxer Uprising (BL-n).
16 April 2013 By way of a heads up, should you be visiting Bath, England this summer: the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution is due hold an exhibition entitled ‘Capture a Shadow – Early Photographs in China’, from 29th May to 19th September. The exhibition is to include rare photographs that the BRLSI hold, taken by William Herbert Vacher (Shanghai, 1850s, inter alia), Robert Sillar, Marshall Milton Miller, and others.
18 March 2013 A new selection of images from Historical Photographs of China collections are to be exhibited in Beijing from Friday 22nd March to Sunday 7th April 2013. 'Picturing China 1870-1950: Photographs from British Collections' will be held at the JW Marriott, 83 Jianguo Lu, Beijing, China. The exhibition has been organised by the British Embassy in Beijing, with funding from the Arts & Humanities Research Council, via the British Inter-University China Centre.
11 March 2013 'Darwent Revisited: Shanghai now and then' will be exhibited for one evening only, on Thursday 21st March 2013, at the Watershed, 1 Canon's Road, Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5TX, England during a University of Bristol Festival of History free public talk by Professor Robert Bickers, entitled 'The Scramble for China: foreign devils in the Chinese empire'. The talk and exhibition begin at 6pm.
27 February 2013 The sixty-six images in'The Pageant of Peking' by Donald Mennie (which was published in 1920 by A.S.Watson and Co., Shanghai) are now online on Historical Photographs of China.
5 February 2013 We shall be exhibiting images from the Historical Photographs of China collections, in Bristol, to mark Chinese New Year. The exhibition 'Darwent Revisited: Shanghai now and then' includes images taken in Shanghai in 2011 by Jamie Carstairs, inspired by a 1904 guidebook to the city by Revd Charles Darwent. Also featuring Darwent's own photographs and others from our collections. Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, Saturday 9th February; M-Shed, Sunday 10th February, 10am - 5pm. More information at: http://visualisingchina.net/blog/2013/02/06/revisiting-darwents-shanghai/ .
19 December 2012 Two more collections are now online on Historical Photographs of China: the Anthony collection (22 images; An-s) and the Taylor collection (16 images;TA01).
18 December 2012 The Rue collection (138 images) is now online on Historical Photographs of China. Precious little is known about Henry Rue – it seems he took many of the photographs in the album (HR01).
28 November 2012 108 images from the Henderson collection (DH-s) are now online on Historical Photographs of China.
30 October 2012 The UK National Archives has placed on its Flickr stream a large number of its photograph holdings relating to China, where they can be viewed in the wider context of British colonial and foreign office activity.
15 October 2012 Nella Mia Fantasia includes The Mother of All Journeys, an exhibition by Dinu Li, on at the ICIA, University of Bath, England, from 17 October 2012 to 18 January 2013 (2007), being a collaboration between Li and his mother. Photographs and personal archive material are shown, inspired by Li's mother’s memories of her journey from rural life in China in the 1920s to Manchester, UK in the 1970s. <http://www.bath.ac.uk/icia/events/?page=events&art_form=Exhibitions> .
6 August 2012 The Man Who Wouldn’t Run on a Sunday: Eric Liddell in the SOAS Archives exhibition on at the Brunei Gallery, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London, until 22 September 2012. http://www.soas.ac.uk/gallery/liddell/.
5 August 2012 Ninety-nine images from the Johns collection are now online on Historical Photographs of China.
11 July 2012 ‘Old Photographs Fever: The Search for China’s Pictured Past’, which explores our project through interviews with the team, with some of our contributors, and with some of those who make use of the project, was broadcast earlier today on BBC Radio 4. If you’re able to use the BBC iPlayer site, you can listen to the programme via this link: <http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01kkntb>.
There’s also a wonderful audio slide show packaged around some of the contributions to the programme up on the BBC News Magazine section of the BBC web site.
10 July 2012 The BBC History Magazine website has published today a slide show of fourteen representative images from Historical Photographs of China collections: http://www.historyextra.com/historicalchina.
27 June 2012 BBC Radio 4 are due to broadcast 'Old Photographs Fever: The Search for China's Pictured Past' on Wednesday 11th July at 11am. The documentary features contributors to the Historical Photographs of China project as well as team members. More info at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01kkntb.
12 June 2012 Four photographs from Historical Photographs of China collections are featured in the latest International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) Newsletter (No 60 Summer 2012, page 38), which can be downloaded from the Institute's site: http://www.iias.nl/.
15 May 2012 We are on display at Nanjing University. About 160 photographs form part of a temporary exhibition there as part of the university's 110th annniversary celebrations.
9 May 2012 The twenty-three images in NA09, from an album in the National Archives, London (TNA file number: CO 1069-443), are now online on Historical Photographs of China. These are photographs of the tomb of Confucius at Chu Fou (Qufu) and of the British Embassy to Duke Kung in 1904.
4 May 2012 We are now blogging on the collections through the Visualising China blog.
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