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At a Glance
Arranged by subject. Arranged alphabetically by the Romanized titles of the prints within each series.
Scope and Contents
The Sino-Japanese and Russo-Japanese War Prints Collection (Nisshin Nichi-Ro sensō nishikie; 日清・日露戦争錦絵) consists of 110 nishikie prints that document the events during the First Sino-Japanese War and the Russo-Japanese War, as well as other events, dating from 1864-1904. Most of the prints were created by various late 19th Century Japanese ukiyo-e artists and mostly published in Tokyo, Japan.
Using the Collection
C. V. Starr East Asian Library
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is located on site.
This collection has no restrictions.
Conditions Governing Use
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The C.V. Starr East Asian Library maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Sino-Japanese and Russo-Japanese War Prints Collection; Item number; C. V. Starr East Asian Library, Columbia University Library.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
The bulk of the collection (108 prints, item 1-108) was donated, in 2008, by Alan R. Adler and Frances Beatty Adler. Four additional prints were later purchased by auction from Swann Galleries, 2013.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, C. V. Starr East Asian Library
Finding aid created from spreadsheet inventory by Sachie Noguchi, 2013-2018. Additional information researched and added during finding aid conversion, 2021.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
The First Sino-Japanese War was fought between China and Japan from 1894 to 1895 over territorial control of Korea, Manchuria, Taiwan, and the Yellow Sea. Japan won the war and gain control of Korea, Taiwan, and the Liaodong Peninsula.
The Russo-Japanese War was fought between Russia and Japan from 1904 to 1905 over Manchuria and Korea. Major battles took place in Liaodong province and Mukden, as well as the seas around Japan, Korea, and China. Japan won the war and Russia cedes the Guandong Leased Territory and South Sakhalin to Japan.