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China in the 20th century: The revolution has been photographed

— June 2015

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Interior selection from Gli impressioni di Manciu-cuo (Impressions of Manchukuo), documenting the visit of an Italian delegation sent courtesy Benito Mussolini. (Fengtian, China: Manchukuo Imperial Government, c.1938)

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