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    Li Hongzhang

    Li Hongzhang, one of the prominent ministers under Prince Gong during the late Qing Dynasty, concerned with provincial reform; also assigned to go to Japan and negotiate with the victors there after the victorious maneuver on the part of the Japanese in Shandong, 1895.

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    Red-Carpet Treatment

    Global transportation, instructive tours, and lavish entertainment were provided to make welcome in 1860 the first envoys to the United States. The group picture of the ambassadors was taken at a naval shipbuilding yard in Washington, D.C.

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    Qiu Jin

    Portrait of Qiu Jin, a "spirited radical" woman and supporter of Sun Yat-sen's Revolutionary Alliance.

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    Nixon in China

    In this cover photo from Newsweek, President Richard Nixon toasts Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai in the Great Hall of the People in March, 1972.

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    Japan, 1951: Election Day in Tokyo

    Election Day in an industrial area of Tokyo shows political representatives using megaphones as 'loudspeakers' as they describe the virtues of their candidates. Each party representative awaits his turn. One candidate is fined for spending over $3,000. on election expenses! Because all Japanese are literate we can more easily understand why 90% exercise their right to vote. --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 family and others.

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    Dragon Surrenders

    Illustration from Manhua showing Soviet engineers helping to tame the dragon of the Heilongjiang, or 'Black Dragon River,' in China's far northeast.

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    Future Axis of WWII

    Italian, German, and Japanese flags waved together on the Ginza in 1937 to commemorate an anti-Communist pact signed by these three nations.

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    Anti-American imperialism poster - 3 of 3

    Series of images showing the US involvement in Asia over the first half of the 20th century. In this final section, the US portrayed as Uncle Sam is defeated by the rising sun of Mao Zedong.

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    Turning Out Pig Iron

    A color photo of steel production in China during the Great Leap Forward, by Henri Cartier-Bresson.

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    Nixon Visits China

    Postcard commemorating Nixon's historic visit to China, 1972.

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    In Reponse to Criticism of the Five Year Plan

    Illustration ofa heroic industrial worker using a jackhammer to break into the underground den of the opponents of the first Five-Year Plan.

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    Anti-American imperialism poster - 2 of 3

    Series of images showing US involvement in Asia during the first half of the 20th century. Of interest in this series is the emphasis on the US backing of the Guomindang.

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    Dragon Robe (Ji Fu)

    Silk. This elaborately worked robe was the requisite attire for formal court affairs and is decorated in gold couched threads and multi-colored counted stitches on both sides showing nine five-clawed writhing dragons confronting flaming pearls amongst cloud scrolls and various auspicious symbols, with bats and formal pendants on a blue ground. The lower section and the sleeve ends show golden earth and water symbolism of crashing waves against rockwork outcroppings.

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    Red China's Mao: New War, Old Warlord

    Cover of Time Magazine from December 11, 1950, depicting Mao's head surrounded by a cloud of red grasshoppers.

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    True Face of America

    An illustration showing the garment of the Statue of Liberty is snatched aside, revealing it as a place of refuge for Nazis, Japanese war criminals, the Klu Klux Klan, capitalists and gangsters.

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    China Can Say No

    Cover illustration from the book "China Can Say No--Political and Emotional Choices for the Post Cold War Era," by Song Qiang, Zhang Zangzang and Qiao Ban. The inscription across the top reads: "When China says no, it's not for the purpose of seeking conflict, but in order to speak on a more equal footing."

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    Hawaii statehood

    Political cartoon commenting on Hawaii's admittance into the Union. The caption reads: "Please ma'am, may I come in?" and is delivered by a timid chubby child representing Hawaii. Behind the kindly woman, "Miss Columbia," a motley assortment of people is running wild, including a "Chinaman" with a queue being pummeled by another immigrant.

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    Moving away from Marx

    Illustration from the cover of TIME; photo of Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping in the middle of a three-panel folding screen, who is presiding over the transition from an agricultural socialist state to a new one marked by hamburgers, cameras, Nike shoes, high-rises and blue jeans.

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    Red China's Chou Enlai

    Cover of TIME magazine-- May 10, 1954; a smiling Chou Enlai is backed up by a blood-smeared dragon trying to break out from behind the "Bamboo Curtain."

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    Anti-American imperialism poster - 1 of 3

    Series of images chronicling the US involvement in China during the early part of the 20th century.