南方民族圖譜[Nanpō minzoku zufu]. [Southern People Picture Book]. 厚生省研究所人口民族部.
南方民族圖譜[Nanpō minzoku zufu]. [Southern People Picture Book].
南方民族圖譜[Nanpō minzoku zufu]. [Southern People Picture Book].

南方民族圖譜[Nanpō minzoku zufu]. [Southern People Picture Book].

國際報道株式會社. Showa 18 [1943]. Stock ID #163435

Map, profusely illustrated with black and white photographic illustrations throughout. Closed tear margin of one leaf, endpapers browned, original boards worn at edges and corners, spine chipped with loss particularly at head and tail of spine. Good copy. 26.3 x 19 cm This book on the ethnic groups of Southeast Asia was produced by the Population and Ethnicity Section of the Japanese Ministry of Health's Research Bureau in 1943. The book includes chapters on the "racial characteristics, ways of life Culture, etc," of the ethnic groups of French Indochina, Thailand, Malay, Sumatra, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Borneo, the Celebes and Philippines, with numerous black-and-white photos, maps and statistical tables included. Japan's occupation of Southeast Asia had led to intense interest amongst sections of the Japanese bureaucracy and military about the peoples over whom they now ruled. The bibliography at the end of the book, though indicates that the Ministry of Health's researchers relied heavily on western sources. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 163435).

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