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Japanese tourism publications for Japan, Korea, and Taiwan

 Collection
Identifier: C0402

Scope and Content

Travel brochures, pamphlets, maps, and postcards by Japanese travel agencies - including the Japan Tourist Bureau - hotels, and goods manufacturers, created between 1929 through the 1930s. The majority of the materials are in English, with some Japanese, Korean, and Chinese used throughout. The items mostly focus on travel and tourism for Japan, Chosen (then Japanese-occupied Korea), and Formosa (then Japanese-occupied Taiwan).

Dates

  • 1929 - 1930s

Creator

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions.

Use Restrictions

The copyright and related rights status of this collection have not been evaluated (See http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/CNE/1.0/)

Historical Note

During the 1930s, Korea was still under Japanese rule, and would be until 1945. Under this rule and post-annexation, Korea was given the Japanese name of "Chosen." Similarly, in 1895 Japan invaded Taiwan, with China ceding the island to Japan. Under this strain Taiwan asserted itself as the "Republic of Formosa," though it was still under Japanese occupation, and would be until 1945, with China taking control of the country soon after World War II.

Extent

.4 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

Chinese

English

Japanese

Korean

Abstract

Travel brochures, pamphlets, maps, and postcards by Japanese travel agencies, hotels, and goods manufacturers, created between 1929 through the 1930s. The majority of the materials are in English, with some Japanese, Korean, and Chinese used throughout.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically.

Acquisition Information

Purchased by Steven Gerber from Ian Brabner Rare Americana on November 8, 2019.

Bibliography

Blakemore, Erin. History.com. Accessed May 24, 2022. https://www.history.com/news/japan-colonization-korea#:~:text=In%201910%2C%20Korea%20was%20annexed,out%20war%20on%20Korean%20culture.

McEneaney, Ciaran. "Why Was Taiwan Called the Republic of Formosa?," January 22, 2018. https://theculturetrip.com/asia/taiwan/articles/taiwan-called-republic-formosa/.

Processing Information

Processing completed by Amanda Brent in May 2022. Finding aid completed by Amanda Brent in May 2022.

Japanese translation provided by Yoko Ferguson, Metadata and Cataloging Librarian at George Mason University Libraries.

  • Japan Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Korea Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Taiwan Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Title
Guide to Japanese tourism publications for Japan, Korea, and Taiwan
Subtitle
Japanese tourism publications for Japan, Korea, and Taiwan
Status
Completed
Author
Amanda Brent
Date
May 24, 2022
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections Research Center Repository

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