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  • Collection: Visualizing China-Telling the Visual Stories in the Age of Modern China

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A camera phone is a smartphone which can capture photographs and often record video using one or more built-in digital cameras. The first camera phone was sold in 2000 in Japan, a Sharp J-SH04 J-Phone model (Hoista 2012). Most camera phones are…
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In 1975, Steven Sasson, an engineer at Kodak, invented and built the first self-contained electronic camera that used a charge-coupled device image (Mccullough 2016). The camera weighed 8 pounds and had only 0.01 megapixels and the image been…
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The Red Flag 20 is a copy of the Leica M3 and Leica M4. This product made in Shanghai in about 1971-76. It has the Leica M lens-mount, and three lenses were made for it. The standard lens is a 50 mm f/1.4 Ref Flag 20, a copy of the Summilux; the…
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In the late 1940s, the period of the Republic of China has been made in China's first camera, SELO camera. SELO camera was made by Zheng Chonglan in 1947, during the Chinese Civil War. When it comes to Chinese camera, people cannot avoid the father…
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The J-SH04 which presented in 2000 was Japan's first ever phone with a built-in camera (Hoista 2012). It was the point of origin of today's mobile camera phones. In 2002, the Nokia 7650 entered the Chinese market and it was the first available camera…
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After the Open and Reform, China started the trade with the United States and Japan. Famous companies like Canon, Kodak, and Nikon are too strong for the "37" Brothers. For example, the camera in the picture, which was the best camera in China at…
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In this year, The Chinese government decided to hold a meeting about Chinese camera industry. It is the reason why the rise of the camera industrial after the Great Chinese Famine in 1961 and the Cultural Revolution in 1966. In 1972, there were 37…
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Upon its establishment in 1949, the People's Republic of China was only recognized by Eastern Bloc countries. Only a few Western countries recognized China, like the Switzerland and Sweden (Liu 2001). Until the early 1970s, the Republic of China…
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In this year, China had the first war correspondent go to Europe. He name is Xiaoqian. In 1939, at the age of 28, Xiao Qian returned to England to work as an instructor in modern Chinese language for the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)…
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The Beijing Light Society founded in late 1923(Kent 2013). A group of students and professor in Peking University who loved photography triggered the birth of the association. In 1927, they made the first photography almanac in China. In 1927, they…
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This year, the Chin Woo Athletic Association created the Chinese first photographic department in 1919. As one of the first public martial arts institutes in China, Jing Wu intended to use martial arts to save China and express their martial arts…
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In the late 19th century, Chinese government was controlled by Empress Dowager Cixi. She was the most powerful woman in China at that time. Like other Chinese, she afraid of the "power" of the camera. However, she was also curious about the art of…
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Around 1860, Felix Beato opened the first Photographic studio in China. Beato is an experienced expert on photography. Most of Beato's work in China, however, focused on the wars culminating military campaign, which began in early summer 1860, when…
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Portrait of Keying
The first portrait in China is the portrait of Keying. Keying is a Manchu statesman during the Qing dynasty who conducted the settlement of the First Opium War with the British and other western powers between 1843 and 1847. In the negotiation, he…
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Leica III in Chinese advertisement
The Leica III is a redefine camera made by Leica in 1933 and produced in parallel with the Leica II series.  The Leica III uses a coupled rangefinder distinct from the viewfinder. The viewfinder is set for a 50mm lens; use of shorter or longer lenses…
Item Type: Technology

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Color photography is photography that uses media capable of reproducing colors. By contrast, black-and-white photography records only a single channel of brightness and uses media capable only of showing shades of gray. After the skill of photography…
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