Collection Items

  • Book/Printed Material
    China, In preparation for the peace conference that was expected to follow World War I, in the spring of 1917 the British Foreign Office established a special section responsible for preparing background information for use by British delegates to the conference. China is Number 67 in a series of more than 160 studies produced by the section, most of which were published after the conclusion...
    • Contributor: Campbell, C. W. (Charles William) - Great Britain. Foreign Office. Historical Section
    • Date: 1920
    • Resource: - 166 pages

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  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Three Chinese Men. China, 1874-75. In 1874-75, the Russian government sent a research and trading mission to China to seek out new overland routes to the Chinese market, report on prospects for increased commerce and locations for consulates and factories, and gather information about the Dungan Revolt then raging in parts of western China. Led by Lieutenant Colonel Iulian A. Sosnovskii of the army General Staff, the nine-man mission...
    • Contributor: Boiarskii, Adolf-Nikolay Erazmovich
    • Date: 1874
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Quarters for Chinese Troops. Gansu, China, 1875. In 1874-75, the Russian government sent a research and trading mission to China to seek out new overland routes to the Chinese market, report on prospects for increased commerce and locations for consulates and factories, and gather information about the Dungan Revolt then raging in parts of western China. Led by Lieutenant Colonel Iulian A. Sosnovskii of the army General Staff, the nine-man mission...
    • Contributor: Boiarskii, Adolf-Nikolay Erazmovich
    • Date: 1875
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Chinese General's Wife. This work is one of a pair of original unsigned gouache watercolors, painted by an unknown hand and dating from the early 19th century, depicting a Chinese general and his wife. Shown here is the general's wife, seated outside a row of tents. Near her is a staff with an oval shield bearing an animated and fearsome face. The same shield appears in her...
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Chinese General, Circa 1810. This work is one of a pair of original unsigned gouache watercolors, painted by an unknown hand and dating from the early 19th century, depicting a Chinese general and his wife. Shown here is the general, who is seated outside his tent. He is wearing an elaborate gown and holds a spear. The tent pole bears an oval shield with an animated and fearsome...
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    China: A Manchu Bride. This photograph by the great Scottish traveler, geographer, and photographer John Thomson (1837-1921) shows a young woman of the Manchu ethnic group in her wedding dress. She is dressed in a richly embroidered costume and a large floral headdress with tassels. Her face is powdered white. As an ethnographer, Thomson took many photographs of brides in lavish costumes, but he also expressed a gloomy...
    • Contributor: Thomson, John
    • Date: 1871
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Book/Printed Material
    French Indo-China. In preparation for the peace conference that was expected to follow World War I, in the spring of 1917 the British Foreign Office established a special section responsible for preparing background information for use by British delegates to the conference. French Indo-China is Number 78 in a series of more than 160 studies produced by the section, most of which were published after the...
    • Contributor: Great Britain. Foreign Office. Historical Section
    • Date: 1920
    • Resource: - 90 pages

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  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Troupe of Musicians Playing Traditional Chinese Instruments. Shanghai, China, 1874. In 1874-75, the Russian government sent a research and trading mission to China to seek out new overland routes to the Chinese market, report on prospects for increased commerce and locations for consulates and factories, and gather information about the Dungan Revolt then raging in parts of western China. Led by Lieutenant Colonel Iulian A. Sosnovskii of the army General Staff, the nine-man mission...
    • Contributor: Boiarskii, Adolf-Nikolay Erazmovich
    • Date: 1874
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    A Beggar. Beijing, China, 1874. In 1874-75, the Russian government sent a research and trading mission to China to seek out new overland routes to the Chinese market, report on prospects for increased commerce and locations for consulates and factories, and gather information about the Dungan Revolt then raging in parts of western China. Led by Lieutenant Colonel Iulian A. Sosnovskii of the army General Staff, the nine-man mission...
    • Contributor: Boiarskii, Adolf-Nikolay Erazmovich
    • Date: 1874
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    A Chinese Official's Horse-Drawn Cart. China, 1875. In 1874-75, the Russian government sent a research and trading mission to China to seek out new overland routes to the Chinese market, report on prospects for increased commerce and locations for consulates and factories, and gather information about the Dungan Revolt then raging in parts of western China. Led by Lieutenant Colonel Iulian A. Sosnovskii of the army General Staff, the nine-man mission...
    • Contributor: Boiarskii, Adolf-Nikolay Erazmovich
    • Date: 1875
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Opium-Smokers. Shanghai, China, 1874. In 1874-75, the Russian government sent a research and trading mission to China to seek out new overland routes to the Chinese market, report on prospects for increased commerce and locations for consulates and factories, and gather information about the Dungan Revolt then raging in parts of western China. Led by Lieutenant Colonel Iulian A. Sosnovskii of the army General Staff, the nine-man mission...
    • Contributor: Boiarskii, Adolf-Nikolay Erazmovich
    • Date: 1874
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Chinese Bride in Batavia.
    Chinese bruid te Batavia
    This photograph shows a Chinese bride in Batavia (present-day Jakarta) in her wedding dress. The commercial development of Batavia under the Dutch created numerous opportunities for immigrants from China, who became a favored minority and helped to support Dutch colonial rule. While many Chinese immigrants and their descendants adopted Dutch lifestyles by the late 19th century, others continued to identify with China and maintained...
    • Contributor: Page, James - Woodbury, Walter B. (Walter Bentley)
    • Date: 1870
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Man with Musical Instrument. China, 1874-75. In 1874-75, the Russian government sent a research and trading mission to China to seek out new overland routes to the Chinese market, report on prospects for increased commerce and locations for consulates and factories, and gather information about the Dungan Revolt then raging in parts of western China. Led by Lieutenant Colonel Iulian A. Sosnovskii of the army General Staff, the nine-man mission...
    • Contributor: Boiarskii, Adolf-Nikolay Erazmovich
    • Date: 1874
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Servant Carrying a Container. China, 1874-75. In 1874-75, the Russian government sent a research and trading mission to China to seek out new overland routes to the Chinese market, report on prospects for increased commerce and locations for consulates and factories, and gather information about the Dungan Revolt then raging in parts of western China. Led by Lieutenant Colonel Iulian A. Sosnovskii of the army General Staff, the nine-man mission...
    • Contributor: Boiarskii, Adolf-Nikolay Erazmovich
    • Date: 1874
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Artisan Making Baskets. China, 1874-75. In 1874-75, the Russian government sent a research and trading mission to China to seek out new overland routes to the Chinese market, report on prospects for increased commerce and locations for consulates and factories, and gather information about the Dungan Revolt then raging in parts of western China. Led by Lieutenant Colonel Iulian A. Sosnovskii of the army General Staff, the nine-man mission...
    • Contributor: Boiarskii, Adolf-Nikolay Erazmovich
    • Date: 1874
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Lhasa, Chja shi tan, Fortified Chinese Camp. This view of Ch'ja shi tan, a fortified Chinese camp (also seen as Chja shi tan in other sources), is from a collection of 50 photographs of central Tibet acquired in 1904 from the Imperial Russian Geographical Society in Saint Petersburg by the American Geographical Society. According to the photographer's note, Ch'ja shi tan was a fortified camp of the Chinese garrison of Lhasa...
    • Contributor: Norzunov, Ovshe M. - Tsybikov, G. Ts. (Gonbochzhab Tsebekovich)
    • Date: 1900
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Hami Muslim Woman. Xinjiang, China, 1875. In 1874-75, the Russian government sent a research and trading mission to China to seek out new overland routes to the Chinese market, report on prospects for increased commerce and locations for consulates and factories, and gather information about the Dungan Revolt then raging in parts of western China. Led by Lieutenant Colonel Iulian A. Sosnovskii of the army General Staff, the nine-man mission...
    • Contributor: Boiarskii, Adolf-Nikolay Erazmovich
    • Date: 1875
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Town of Yongchang, Gansu Province, China, 1875. In 1874-75, the Russian government sent a research and trading mission to China to seek out new overland routes to the Chinese market, report on prospects for increased commerce and locations for consulates and factories, and gather information about the Dungan Revolt then raging in parts of western China. Led by Lieutenant Colonel Iulian A. Sosnovskii of the army General Staff, the nine-man mission...
    • Contributor: Boiarskii, Adolf-Nikolay Erazmovich
    • Date: 1875
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    A Chinese Man in Silk Brocade Jacket and Plain Gown. China, 1874-75. In 1874-75, the Russian government sent a research and trading mission to China to seek out new overland routes to the Chinese market, report on prospects for increased commerce and locations for consulates and factories, and gather information about the Dungan Revolt then raging in parts of western China. Led by Lieutenant Colonel Iulian A. Sosnovskii of the army General Staff, the nine-man mission...
    • Contributor: Boiarskii, Adolf-Nikolay Erazmovich
    • Date: 1874
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Chinese Military Officer, in Official Uniform and Summer Straw Hat. China, 1874-75. In 1874-75, the Russian government sent a research and trading mission to China to seek out new overland routes to the Chinese market, report on prospects for increased commerce and locations for consulates and factories, and gather information about the Dungan Revolt then raging in parts of western China. Led by Lieutenant Colonel Iulian A. Sosnovskii of the army General Staff, the nine-man mission...
    • Contributor: Boiarskii, Adolf-Nikolay Erazmovich
    • Date: 1874
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Chinese Mosque Official Wearing a Spherical Hat with a Tassel. Hami, Xinjiang, China, 1875. In 1874-75, the Russian government sent a research and trading mission to China to seek out new overland routes to the Chinese market, report on prospects for increased commerce and locations for consulates and factories, and gather information about the Dungan Revolt then raging in parts of western China. Led by Lieutenant Colonel Iulian A. Sosnovskii of the army General Staff, the nine-man mission...
    • Contributor: Boiarskii, Adolf-Nikolay Erazmovich
    • Date: 1875
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Four-Wheeled Vehicle with Chinese Artillery. Lanzhou, Gansu Province, China, 1875. In 1874-75, the Russian government sent a research and trading mission to China to seek out new overland routes to the Chinese market, report on prospects for increased commerce and locations for consulates and factories, and gather information about the Dungan Revolt then raging in parts of western China. Led by Lieutenant Colonel Iulian A. Sosnovskii of the army General Staff, the nine-man mission...
    • Contributor: Boiarskii, Adolf-Nikolay Erazmovich
    • Date: 1875
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Three-Wheeled Wooden Vehicle with Chinese Dragon Artillery (Longshen Pao). Lanzhou, Gansu Province, China, 1875. In 1874-75, the Russian government sent a research and trading mission to China to seek out new overland routes to the Chinese market, report on prospects for increased commerce and locations for consulates and factories, and gather information about the Dungan Revolt then raging in parts of western China. Led by Lieutenant Colonel Iulian A. Sosnovskii of the army General Staff, the nine-man mission...
    • Contributor: Boiarskii, Adolf-Nikolay Erazmovich
    • Date: 1875
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Three-Wheeled Wooden Vehicle with Chinese Artillery. Lanzhou, Gansu Province, China, 1875. In 1874-75, the Russian government sent a research and trading mission to China to seek out new overland routes to the Chinese market, report on prospects for increased commerce and locations for consulates and factories, and gather information about the Dungan Revolt then raging in parts of western China. Led by Lieutenant Colonel Iulian A. Sosnovskii of the army General Staff, the nine-man mission...
    • Contributor: Boiarskii, Adolf-Nikolay Erazmovich
    • Date: 1875
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    A Chinese Military Officer, Tidu, in Official Uniform on His Horse. Hubei Province, China, 1874. In 1874-75, the Russian government sent a research and trading mission to China to seek out new overland routes to the Chinese market, report on prospects for increased commerce and locations for consulates and factories, and gather information about the Dungan Revolt then raging in parts of western China. Led by Lieutenant Colonel Iulian A. Sosnovskii of the army General Staff, the nine-man mission...
    • Contributor: Boiarskii, Adolf-Nikolay Erazmovich
    • Date: 1874
    • Resource: - 1 page