Stock ID #214221 一目でわかる支那事變と日ソ關係絵地圖. [Hitome de wakaru Shina Jihen to Nisso kankei echizu]. [Explanatory Pictorial Map of the China Incident and Japan-Soviet Relationship]. WARTIME MAP OF CHINA.
一目でわかる支那事變と日ソ關係絵地圖. [Hitome de wakaru Shina Jihen to Nisso kankei echizu]. [Explanatory Pictorial Map of the China Incident and Japan-Soviet Relationship]

一目でわかる支那事變と日ソ關係絵地圖. [Hitome de wakaru Shina Jihen to Nisso kankei echizu].
[Explanatory Pictorial Map of the China Incident and Japan-Soviet Relationship]

東京. [Tokyo]. 婦人俱楽部. [Fujin Kurabu]. Showa 12[ 1937]. Stock ID #214221

Coloured pictorial folding map, black and white maps on reverse, a very good copy of an attractive pictorial map. 54 x 39.5cm.

The map was issued as a supplement to the women's magazine, Fujin Kurabu (The Women's Club) in 1937. The map depicts the area of China, Korea, Manchuria and the Soviet Union with cartoon style images of local people, produce and animals.

While at first glance this map can appear quite a cheerful piece, closer examination reveals, as the title indicates, it to be a detailed accounting of the Japanese invasion of China and tension between Japan and the Soviet Union. Along the Soviet-Manchuria border, numerous Soviet soldiers are placed with their guns, all aiming at those in Manchuria. The legend shows symbols for airstrikes, occupied areas, the deployment of the Red Army, pillbox, naval ports, airfields and Chinese defensive positions. The chronology of the "China Incident" which started when the Japanese military destroyed Marco Polo Bridge in July 1937 is added in the lower panel.

The illustrator is Eisuke Ishida who became a well-known illustrator of children's books in the post-war Japan. On the reverse are two maps printed in blue ink, detailing the Shanghai - Nanjing area with a detailed chronology of the "Shanghai Incident" of 1937 when Japan placed troops in Shanghai. The magazine's main readers were Japanese housewives, and the map demonstrates the fact that the Japanese military expansion was widely publicised throughout the society by 1937.

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