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  • Thumbnail for Thorp Collection 040, cut through conglomerate for canal, Sichuan
    Thorp Collection 040, cut through conglomerate for canal, Sichuan

    Cut through conglomerate for canal, Sichuan. This image and all others identified as ecasia000072 through ecasia000278, are scans of images from the James Thorp Collection, Earlham College. An explanation and description of the collection and its origin are included in the description of image I.D. ecasia000072, the first Thorp image presented in this project collection.

  • Thumbnail for Thorp Collection 037, below Chongqing
    Thorp Collection 037, below Chongqing

    Below Chongqing. This image and all others identified as ecasia000072 through ecasia000278, are scans of images from the James Thorp Collection, Earlham College. An explanation and description of the collection and its origin are included in the description of image I.D. ecasia000072, the first Thorp image presented in this project collection.

  • Thumbnail for Thorp Collection 060, Highway Hanzhou, Anhui - Huizhou, Zheijang.
    Thorp Collection 060, Highway Hanzhou, Anhui - Huizhou, Zheijang.

    Thorp Collection, Highway Hanzhou, Anhui - Huizhou, Zheijang. This image and all others identified as ecasia000072 through ecasia000278, are scans of images from the James Thorp Collection, Earlham College. An explanation and description of the collection and its origin are included in the description of image I.D. ecasia000072, "Altar of Heaven at night, Beijing," the first Thorp image presented in this collection.

  • Thumbnail for Environmental Implications of Japan's Geology 05,Urban population density, seismic risk, Pontocho Street, Kyoto.
    Environmental Implications of Japan's Geology 05,Urban population density, seismic risk, Pontocho Street, Kyoto.

    Urban population density, seismic risk, Pontocho Street, Kyoto. -- Earthquake hazards include not only initial ground shaking, but also fire from broken pipelines, downed electrical wires, damaged heating systems, etc. In crowded Japanese cities with narrow streets and many old wooden buildings, such as this, fire can spread rapidly, and with broken water pipes and debris-filled streets blocking emergency vehicles, timely fire-fighting and rescue operations may be difficult or impossible.

  • Thumbnail for Environmental Implications of Japan's Geology 06, Population density, urbanization, seismic risk, high-rise buildings, Shinjuku, Tokyo.
    Environmental Implications of Japan's Geology 06, Population density, urbanization, seismic risk, high-rise buildings, Shinjuku, Tokyo.

    Population density, urbanization, seismic risk, high-rise buildings, Shinjuku, Tokyo. -- Increased population and urbanization, combined with the scarcity and consequent high cost of land, leads to the construction of high-rise buildings in many cities. The potential danger in areas of frequent seismic activity is obvious. Modern high-rise buildings in Japan are engineered to strict earthquake codes, but the final test will be the next big quake.

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    Landscapes of Japan, 12, Flat land used for new suburbs west of Morioka.

    Flat land used for new suburbs west of Morioka. -- This illustrates how a burgeoning population and demand for housing leads to suburban sprawl onto available flat land. The ridges remain forested while the flat alluvial plain is occupied by new homes. Previously this was agricultural land.

  • Thumbnail for Landscapes of Japan, 13, Bayhead bar beach and coastal village of Hiraiga.
    Landscapes of Japan, 13, Bayhead bar beach and coastal village of Hiraiga.

    Bayhead bar beach and coastal village of Hiraiga. -- Along this mountainous coastline, flat land is scarce. The homes and buildings of the small village of Hiraiga are crammed into nearly every piece of reasonably flat land above the high tide line. In much of Japan, rugged mountains separate the small areas of flat land upon which villages could be built causing the villages to be isolated from one another. The scarcity of flat land also leads to concentration of the Japanese population into those areas flat enough to build upon.

  • Thumbnail for Japan, 1951: Cityscape as viewed from Tokyo Tower
    Japan, 1951: Cityscape as viewed from Tokyo Tower

    Kyoto and Tokyo scenes, symbolic of modern Japan. 1966 rebuilt city viewed from the Tokyo Tower- electric wires , modern cars, highways, buildings. Japan is the most highly industrialized country of the Orient. She depends on international trade for the means of her national livelihood. --This was the description to accompany this image, as written by Arthur O. Rinden, the photographer. His description, which he referred to as a "script" was to accompany a slide show of images for his family and others.

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    Japan, 1951: Tokyo office building with vent pipes from heating

    'Tokyo Pipe Organ' -1950 version of heating a large office building from which the radiators were taken for scrap metal during the war. --This was the description to accompany this image, as written by Arthur O. Rinden, the photographer. His description, which he referred to as a "script" was to accompany a slide show of images for his family and others.

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    Main Road - The City of Chengdu

    “The road in from the bridge and the old South gate is one of the city’s main arteries.†[2]

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    Building at Chongqing

    “My room was directly on the city wall at the top of a cliff overlooking the Chaling River. Below were the black tiled roofs of houses hugging the cliff with black wisps of smoke adding to the mistâ€

  • Thumbnail for Thorp Collection 027, waterfront, Chongqing, Sichuan
    Thorp Collection 027, waterfront, Chongqing, Sichuan

    Waterfront, Chongqing, Sichuan. This image and all others identified as ecasia000072 through ecasia000278, are scans of images from the James Thorp Collection, Earlham College. An explanation and description of the collection and its origin are included in the description of image I.D. ecasia000072, the first Thorp image presented in this project collection.

  • Thumbnail for Thorp Collection 070, Geese on River Bank, Chinghang Hsien, so. Anhui, L.C.Li.
    Thorp Collection 070, Geese on River Bank, Chinghang Hsien, so. Anhui, L.C.Li.

    Geese on River Bank, Chinghang Hsien, so. Anhui, L.C.Li. This image and all others identified as ecasia000072 through ecasia000278, are scans of images from the James Thorp Collection, Earlham College. An explanation and description of the collection and its origin are included in the description of the image I.D. No. ecasia000072, "Altar of Heaven at night, Beijing."

  • Thumbnail for Thorp Collection 139, Washing Women, Wantsai Hsien. Jiangxi. L.C.Li.
    Thorp Collection 139, Washing Women, Wantsai Hsien. Jiangxi. L.C.Li.

    This image and all others identified as ecasia000072 through ecasia000278, are scans of images from the James Thorp Collection, Earlham College. An explanation and description of the collection and its origin are included in the description of image I.D. ecasia000072, "Altar of Heaven at night, Beijing," the first Thorp image presented in this project collection.

  • Thumbnail for Thorp Collection 195, Hangzhon.
    Thorp Collection 195, Hangzhon.

    This image and all others identified as ecasia000072 through ecasia000278, are scans of images from the James Thorp Collection, Earlham College. An explanation and description of the collection and its origin are included in the description of image I.D. ecasia000072, "Altar of Heaven at night, Beijing," the first Thorp image presented in this project collection.

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    Environmental Implications of Japan's Geology 01, High population density, Ginza, Tokyo.

    High population density, Ginza, Tokyo. -- With a total area of about 143,000 square miles, Japan is a bit smaller than California. Much of the land is too mountainous for cities and towns so the population is concentrated on those areas flat enough to build upon. About 70 percent of Japanese live in cities, and in places like Tokyo the population density may reach 20,000 or more people per square mile. -- Because of its location at the boundary of converging earth plates, Japan is geologically active with frequent earthquakes and volcanic activity. When these natural processes adversely affect people they are considered geological hazards. With a large population concentrated in a small areas, Japan is susceptible to serious geological disasters.

  • Thumbnail for Environmental Implications of Japan's Geology 04, Climatic implications, rain, Ginza, Tokyo.
    Environmental Implications of Japan's Geology 04, Climatic implications, rain, Ginza, Tokyo.

    Climatic implications, rain, Ginza, Tokyo. -- Many Japanese rivers are short and have steep gradients flowing out of mountainous terrain. This assures that runoff from storms will be rapid, and where these rivers empty onto plains flash flooding may occur. Further adding to the flood hazard is a climate that periodically causes heavy rain over short periods of time. Rainfall of eight inches or more is not uncommon during the typhoon season, especially in southwestern Japan.

  • Thumbnail for Landscapes of Japan, 14, Flat land used for cities, Tokyo viewed from the top of Tokyo Tower.
    Landscapes of Japan, 14, Flat land used for cities, Tokyo viewed from the top of Tokyo Tower.

    Flat land used for cities, Tokyo viewed from the top of Tokyo Tower. -- Flat land is scarce and very valuable in Japan. It is the most productive agricultural land, and also the easiest land upon which to build. Consequently. there is great competition and tension between development and agricultural interests. As the population increases and more people move from rural to urban areas, Japanese cities continue to expand and an increasing proportion of flat land is lost to agricultural and other uses.

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    Japan, 1951: Rebuilding in the Post-War Period, Construction in central Tokyo.

    Beginning the International Building in central Tokyo. the steelwork allows some flexibility to accomodate for the earthquake shocks. The weight of the steel structure causes it to sink into the swamp on which Tokyo is built, similar to those of Chicago and Shangai. The sign tells that the building has already sunk 18 of the 50 feet required for the four subtererrean stories. A maximum of 9 stories are permitted above ground. --This was the description to accompany this image as written by Arthur O. Rinden, the photographer. His description, which he referred to as a "script" was to accompany a slide show of the images for his family and others.

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    Street Scene

    Pedestrians clad in winter coats walk the streets. A pair of bright yellow street cars bedecked with garlands stand in the background.

  • Thumbnail for St. Olaf 2003 Interim Group in Shanghai
    St. Olaf 2003 Interim Group in Shanghai

    Members of the St. Olaf 2003 Interim class, National Identity in China and Japan, posing in front of the Huangpu River and the sights of Pudong in Shanghai. Left to Right: Reclining: Max Bunge Kneeling: Andy Bernard, Brendan Eagan First Row Standing: tourguide 'Esther,' Lauren McClain, Andrea Ritland, Emily Wiedenhoeft, Sarah Rotschafer, Stephanie Johnson, Annie Woudenberg (behind--) Robert Crawford, Angie Lau, Professor Robert Entenmann, ECNU liason from Waiban (Professor--? Wu?) Back Row: Aiko Guevara, Siljie Reksnes, Phong Do, Binn Xue, Naoya Nishino, Annie Haugen, Carl Gellert

  • Thumbnail for Seoul apartment complexes
    Seoul apartment complexes

    Because it is so expensive to have a large piece of property in Seoul, many people live in apartments which can be seen above the city horizon in almost any district.

  • Thumbnail for Singapore's Chinatown during Chinese New Year
    Singapore's Chinatown during Chinese New Year

    Chinatown during the week of Chinese New Year. Many street vendors and people.

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    Singapore's Chinatown

    Chinatown with decorations for Chinese New Year which was 2005-02-09.