Teaching images- Glimpses of Modern China

Do you follow Glimpses of Modern China ( 秋海棠民國史地 ) on Facebook? You should, since they post all sorts of interesting images and videos you can teach with. Or that pose interesting research questions.

Did you know that China used to have different time zones? I  did not.

Here is a seal captured from a Japanese military unit in 1944. If you are teaching some sort of class where you want to talk about seals as a symbol of authority and authenticity (rather than crowns or signatures or whatever) this would be a good thing to use.

Did you ever mention in class the fact that Sun Yat-sen compared his death to that of Jesus? (I think I got that from Bergere.) Well, here is an illustration

Here is a Chiang Ching-kuo pic I used in class today. Chiang looking like a goofy grandpa, rather than the spartan/fascist look his dad favored.

And here is a parody of his dad’s look

Here is a nice video of communes pledging insane crop yields during the Great Leap

《 江陰縣1958年慶祝夏熟豐收、爭取秋熟豐收誓師大會 》

《 #畝產萬斤 – 中共人民公社「衛星田」誓師大會(1958) 》民國四十六年(1957)十一月十三日,中共喉舌《 人民日報 》發表「社論」提出「大躍進」之口號。翌年(1958)五月召開中共八大二次會議制定了「鼓足幹勁,力爭上遊,多快好省地建設社會主義」總路線,通過所謂「第二個五年計劃」,並決定在農村建立「人民公社」:把農民打擊地主時分得之耕地全部歸公、工具歸公,由共幹任社長,對農民實施全盤控制,以「生活集體化、組織軍事化、生活戰鬭化」為號召,實際使人民失去僅有生產之憑藉,並破壞其家庭組織,剝奪其自由,使其成為牛馬般之生產工具。而人民公社社員在「公社食堂」免費吃飯,糧食儲備被吃光也也隨之解散。*此片段為四十七年(1958)蘇南江陰縣「慶祝夏熟豐收、爭取秋熟豐收誓師大會」各鄕以「畝產保證五千斤、目標萬斤」為口號,逐步發射高產「衛星」(正常水稻畝產量為350至480公斤,「衛星田」己超過14-28倍。)至同年十月,雲南新立村報出天大數字:「畝產十二萬斤!」中共「大躍進」時期,儘管聲稱「畝有萬斤」,以四十七年(1958)為例,規定每人每月糧食十八市斤,每餐「基本口糧」三市兩,同期中共僅輸往東南亞糧食價値不少於四億美元。四十八年(1959)大陸各省五億八千萬同胞漸見被災,每人每日配米僅有六兩,而同年中共仍有六百萬噸農產品出口,其有意製造饑荒,置民命於不顧。為按浮誇數據徵購糧食,各地出現抄家、強行搜糧之情況,為補足巨大數據缺口,農民口糧也被徵收。而中共高級幹部之飲食均受到按級別分配「特需供應」保護,生活影響並不大。至四十九年(1960)大饑荒,一般專家不易精確地統計非自然死亡人數是4500萬左右,光是四川非正常死亡人數就達1000萬。而斷糧期間,推行所謂「代食品」運動,發明「茜菜糕」、「甘蔗粉」、「雙蒸飯」、「觀音土」、「蕃薯藤糕」,農民待遇不如牛馬,可謂中共其極盡窮兇極惡之能事。#大躍進 #人民公社 #放衛星 #衛星田 #大饑荒 #毛澤東 #中共延伸閱讀:《 #土改殘民 – 中共土改鎮反殺人事實(1951)》 https://www.facebook.com/158517831018557/videos/775479052655762《 #批林批孔 – 評毛澤東政權清算國史之醜劇(1974)》https://www.facebook.com/158517831018557/videos/772666369603697/《 #紅頭蒼蠅 – 毛澤東「十一中共國慶晩會」於北平天安門廣場接見百萬「紅衛兵」(1966)》 https://www.facebook.com/158517831018557/videos/766175410252793/《 共產黨流行「#戀屍癖(Nekrophilie)」- 以毛屍作個人崇拜 》https://www.facebook.com/158517831018557/videos/440924866111184/《 #黃俄禍國 – 中共偽政權「民主專政」之醜劇(1949)》 https://www.facebook.com/158517831018557/videos/763680733835594/《「欺世盗名;竊國者侯」- 中國人民站起來了嗎? 》 https://www.facebook.com/158517831018557/videos/577714702432199/《 #文革五十年專輯 – 北平女修會慘變「人間地獄」(1966)》 https://www.facebook.com/158517831018557/videos/594804544056548/《 #煽動與宣傳 – 淺談中共「辯證法」之質變戰術(一)(1948)》https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=754394368097564&id=158517831018557《 #從分共到暴動 – 中共黨史真相(一)(1927)》https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=754638011406533&id=158517831018557《 #共產國際策劃廣州暴動 – 中共黨史真相(二)(1927)》https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=754898348047166&id=158517831018557《 #共產國際製造中國支部 – 中共黨史真相(三)(1917-22)》 https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=757484611121873&id=158517831018557《 #從流竄到統戰 – 中共黨史真相(四)(1931 – 35)》https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=761983267338674&id=158517831018557《 #七分發展 – 中共黨史真相(五):從「黃橋事變」到「皖南事變」(上)(1940)》 https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=765463513657316&id=158517831018557《 #八一南昌暴動真相(一)- 史大林策劃中共城市暴動(1927)》https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=737779619759039&id=158517831018557&substory_index=0)《 #八一南昌暴動真相(二)- 第三國際策執行「蘇維埃路線」企圖赤化中國(1927)》https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=738300923040242&id=158517831018557&substory_index=0)《 #八一南昌暴動真相(三)- 史大林「共產國際代言人」紐曼(Heinz Neumam)和羅明納茲(Bosso Lominadez)(1927)》https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=738570296346638&id=158517831018557(資料來源:李守孔《 中國近代史 》;張玉法《 中國近現代史 》;徐中約《 中國近代史 》)

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And finally, a couple I can’t figure out how to use. A phonograph picture

And one of the oddest Shanghai advertising posters I have seen. Chinese amazons, I guess.

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