Thursday, March 23, 2017 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

2017 Research Colloquium

“A Series of Presentations and Conversations featuring Faculty and Student Research”

The Pei-Yang Pictorial News and a Look Into a Flourishing New Urban Culture in Tianjin, 1926-1937

presented by Dr. Hong Zhang, Associate Professor of History

This presentation explores the urban culture in Tianjin (the largest industrial and commercial city
in north China during the Republican period) in the 1920s and 1930s as presented and represented
mainly through The Pei-Yang Pictorial News, the longest-running and most popular pictorial in north
China. The presentation focuses especially on the pictorial’s coverage of young women and commodity
advertisements which in a way illuminates the actual and imagined modernity (transliterated as
modeng in Chinese) in Tianjin at the time.

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