Author Archives: Guest

Gregory Scott on Chinese Religious Spaces in the Historical Photographs of China collections

Dr Gregory Adam Scott is currently a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, and from September 2017 will take up the post of Lecturer in Chinese Cultural History at the University of Manchester. For the most part, … Continue reading

Posted in Collections, Guest blogs | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Gregory Scott on Chinese Religious Spaces in the Historical Photographs of China collections

David Bellis on Warren Swire’s third visit to Hong Kong, 1919-1920

David Bellis runs Gwulo.com, an online community for anyone interested in Hong Kong’s history. It hosts over 20,000 pages of information, including over 10,000 photographs. This is his third exploration of Warren Swire’s photographs of his periodic visits to Hong … Continue reading

Posted in Collections, Guest blogs | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on David Bellis on Warren Swire’s third visit to Hong Kong, 1919-1920

Liu Yuanyuan on Fu Bingchang and Beibei Northern Springs

In the second of our blogs from participants in the ‘Snapshots in Time’ summer school we hear from Liu Yuanyuan, a second-year PhD student in Landscape Architecture at the University of Edinburgh (Email: s1366067@sms.ed.ac.uk). Her research interests lie in the fields of landscape history … Continue reading

Posted in Collections, Guest blogs, History of photography in China, Photographers | Tagged , | Comments Off on Liu Yuanyuan on Fu Bingchang and Beibei Northern Springs

Josepha Richard on Documenting gardens of China through early photographs

Josepha Richard is a PhD candidate at the University of Sheffield, specialised in Modern China and the gardens of 19th century Guangzhou. She holds an MA in Chinese studies  (Leeds University) and Art History (Sorbonne Paris IV) and was recently … Continue reading

Posted in Guest blogs, Heritage, History of photography in China | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Josepha Richard on Documenting gardens of China through early photographs

Report on 'Snapshots in Time: Photography and History in Modern China'

Dr Sabrina Fairchild, who composed this blog, and who organised this workshop, completed her PhD at the University of Bristol in Spring 2016 with a thesis on ‘Fuzhou and Global Empires: Understanding the Treaty Ports of Modern China, 1850-1937.’ On … Continue reading

Posted in About us, History of photography in China, Photographers | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Report on 'Snapshots in Time: Photography and History in Modern China'

Talk: A Day at the Races: Shanghai, 1941

Please join us for Professor James Carter’s discussion of photograph and its uses in studying modern Chinese history. Professor Carter will provide the keynote address of our postgraduate workshop, ‘Snapshots in Time: Photography and History in Modern China’, which is … Continue reading

Posted in Talk | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Talk: A Day at the Races: Shanghai, 1941

Jon Chappell on burning opium in Nanning

A guest blog from Jon Chappell, who recently secured his PhD at the University of Bristol, on ‘Foreign Intervention In China: Empires And International Law In The Taiping Civil War, 1853-64’. Jon is currently working on a British Inter-university China Centre … Continue reading

Posted in Guest blogs, Photograph of the day | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Jon Chappell on burning opium in Nanning

David Woodbridge on Gulangyu and Xiamen

Our latest guest blog comes from David Woodbridge, who received his PhD from the University of Manchester. He was subsequently a postdoctoral fellow at Xiamen University, where he worked with the Gulangyu International Research Centre. He is currently working at … Continue reading

Posted in Guest blogs | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on David Woodbridge on Gulangyu and Xiamen

David Bellis on Warren Swire's Hong Kong, 1906-1940

David Bellis runs Gwulo.com, an online community for anyone interested in Hong Kong’s history. It hosts over 20,000 pages of information, including over 10,000 photographs. David recently visited Bristol to discuss his work, and met the  team. In this, the … Continue reading

Posted in Guest blogs, Photograph of the day, Photographers | Tagged , , | Comments Off on David Bellis on Warren Swire's Hong Kong, 1906-1940

Donna Brunero on the Maze Collection of Chinese Junk Models

Junks can be spotted in many of the photographs in our collections of harbours, coasts, and rivers. They attracted curious interest from residents and visitors, for they seemed ‘picturesque’, but they were also caught in snapshots simply because they were an integral … Continue reading

Posted in Guest blogs, Photograph of the day | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Donna Brunero on the Maze Collection of Chinese Junk Models