Record Number : 89071 of 13452

Title : Ling Long women's magazine, Shanghai, China 1931-1937

Description :
Columbia University's holdings of Ling Long, the popular 1930s Shanghai women's weekly, have been preserved through microfilm and are now available online to the general reader. The only near-complete collection outside China, the magazine has become an indispensable primary source for scholars and students with an interest in women's issues in the Republican era. Users can read individual pages of the magazine in slideshow form by selecting an issue from the table of contents section, or can choose to view the whole issue through thumbnails. The featured issues include a great number of advertisements, cartoons and photographs, offering an invaluable clue to the aspirations of Shanghai's 'modern girls'. Articles cover: advice on love and marriage; gossip on film stars; beauty and fashion tips; career advice; and interior decoration. In addition to the magazine itself, the online project includes an overview of the importance of Ling Long (in English and Chinese), and an account of the preservation techniques used in the project. Although there is little additional textual information to accompany the magazine issues (there are two English translations of Ling Long articles, however), the online project remains an excellent resource for any student or researcher interested in women's lives in urban China in the 1930s. In addition to the primary source material, users will also find English language materials relating to the social and historical background of the magazine, and a bibliography of secondary sources. Now available for the first time outside Columbia University, the magazine offers irreplaceable evidence of Chinese women's changing aspirations when they entered into new worlds of work and education that were to transform their lives.

URL : http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/digital/collections/linglong/

Controlled Keywords : China; women; magazines; periodicals; Republican; fashion;

Language : zho; eng;

Period : 20th Century (1900 - 1945)

Geographic Name : East Asia

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