Picturing the Chinese

Picturing the Chinese

This book documents photographs taken by Westerners in China during the latter 19 th Century. These images provide evidence for a particular way of visualizing and were intended mainly for the foreign Western market at a period when Asia became a fascinating source of exotic and curious culture, fine porcelain and silks, and tea.

My subsequent project, “21 st Century Types”, is inspired by research material carried out for my former “Picturing the Chinese” (which is presently out of print).