最近有幸从Ricefield 中文图书馆借阅这本十分有趣的影集，影集记录了晚清时期（1868-1872年）苏格兰旅行摄影家约翰 汤姆逊眼中的中国。
如果当年伟大的 马可 波罗 能用几张照片来说明他漫游古老中国的经历，那么他的美丽传说会更加动人。— 约翰 汤姆逊
Recently I borrowed this photo collection from Ricefield Arts Library Room. It was such a interesting book recording China during 1868-1872 (Late Qing Dynasty) through John Thomson’s lens.
“Had the great venetian traveler, Marco Polo, been able to confirm by a series of photographs his story of the wonders of Cathay, his fair fame would have escaped the discredit cast upon it for centuries, and indeed until comparatively recent investigation confirmed his story.”— JohnThomson
Let’s have a look at China at that time.
汤姆逊镜头下的官员 Politicians in China
满族和汉族女子 Man Chu and Han women
Thomson traveled around China and recorded different ladies, street sellers, monks, etc.
Meanwhile Thomson is interested in traditional Chinese dress, decorations, architecture as well as music instruments.
这里为大家展示的只是影集的冰山一角。这本双语影集可以称得上是小编的年度最爱了。如果你也对摄影、中国历史文化感兴趣，欢迎去Ricefield Arts 中文图书馆借阅哦。关于中文图书馆的更多信息，请在这里查询。
What you could appreciate here is just the tip of the iceberg. This bilingual book is definitely my favourite book for the year. If you are also interested in Chinese history and culture, welcome to Ricefield Arts Library Room to borrow this book. For more information, please click here.