The prints are great, if a little small. One thing that struck me was the disclaimer at the bottom of the first page. “The Princeton East Asian Library in no way supports the rhetoric or depictions that are presented on the prints.”
What is that supposed to mean? I can think of two possibilites.
1. As a notoriously conservative institution ((How many Princeton alums does it take to change a lightbulb?
Four. One to change the bulb and three to point out how much better the old bulb was.)) Princeton is opposed to the overthrow of the Qing dynasty and is still hoping for the return of the Manchus.
2. Something other reason. But what could it be?