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Manchurian Plague of 1910–1911 in newspaper cartoons (part 1)

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Pavel E. Ratmanov


The aim of the paper is to analyze and interpret satirical pictures in Harbin newspaper Novaya zhizn’ about an epidemic of pneumonic plague in 1910–1911 in Harbin. We have found 22 drawings relating to plague: independent satirical drawings and combinations of several pictures. In the first months of the epidemic, the newspaper mocked the way of life of the Chinese people, traditional Chinese medicine and the Chinese administration

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