新満州国要覧. 写真と解説. [Shin Manshūkoku yōran. Shashin to kaisetsu]. [Handbook of New Manchukuo: Photographs and Descriptions]. TŌKYŌ ASAHI SHINBUN, 東京朝日新聞.
新満州国要覧. 写真と解説. [Shin Manshūkoku yōran. Shashin to kaisetsu]. [Handbook of New Manchukuo: Photographs and Descriptions].
新満州国要覧. 写真と解説. [Shin Manshūkoku yōran. Shashin to kaisetsu]. [Handbook of New Manchukuo: Photographs and Descriptions].
新満州国要覧. 写真と解説. [Shin Manshūkoku yōran. Shashin to kaisetsu]. [Handbook of New Manchukuo: Photographs and Descriptions].
新満州国要覧. 写真と解説. [Shin Manshūkoku yōran. Shashin to kaisetsu]. [Handbook of New Manchukuo: Photographs and Descriptions].

新満州国要覧. 写真と解説. [Shin Manshūkoku yōran. Shashin to kaisetsu].
[Handbook of New Manchukuo: Photographs and Descriptions].

東京. [Tokyo]. 東京朝日新聞. Tōkyō Asahi Shinbun]. 昭和 7[ 1932]. Stock ID #171905

Monotone double page birds-eye view map, black and white photographic illustrations throughout, 64pp, oblong colour stapled pictorial wrappers showing spotting and a little chipped and worn. 19 x 26.5cm.

This handbook was a special supplement of Tokyo Asahi Newspaper on 15 May 1932. Manchukuo was established in March that year. The handbook includes a bird-eye map of Manchukuo and covers history of Japanese expansion in China. It contains an illustrated account of the "Manchurian Incident" (the takeover of control of Manchuria by Japan's Kwantung Army) and celebrates the establishment of a new nation in Manchuria with a detailed photo essay showing the events of the foundation ceremony and the Manchurian and Japanese participants. There are photos of the key figures in the new Manchukuo government and of the major Japanese political figures at the time of the takeover of Manchuria. There are also numerous photos of the landscape, people, agriculture and industry of Manchuria, which is described as being Japan's resource "life-line". Illustrations include pictures of a huge open cast coalmine and of sacks of soybeans awaiting transportation to market. One section discusses the potential of Manchuria as a magnet for Japanese migrants.

The final section covers the "Shanghai Incident", an armed conflict between Japan and China which broke out in 1932 following protests in Shanghai about Japan's invasion of Manchuria. This is illustrated with photos of anti-Japanese posters at nationalist demonstrations in Shanghai, and of the bombing of Shanghai by Japanese forces. Publication of such a substantial newspaper supplement indicates the significance of Manchukuo and keen interest among the public. All the text has "rubi" (reading of Chinese characters in hirakana) printed so that uneducated and young readers could comprehend the contents.

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