1920’s postcard of Xin Yu Heng Aisingiorro, Wan Rong’s birth mother.
This photo is supposedly contains Yoshiko Kawashima.
Wan Rong in Manchukuo.
Runliang Gobulo, older, full brother of Wan Rong.
Puyi w/ child. Most likely taken in the 1950s.
Shenyang / by day The largest city in northeast China with an urban population of about 6 million. The smog persisted as we traipsed among the skyscrapers, construction sites and historic structures of Manchu ruler Nurhaci.
An interesting and powerful character who united tribal groups outside the wall: the Koreans, the Mongols, and other Jurchen clans to conquer the Ming city of present-day Shenyang in 1625. Nurhaci’s conglomerate of foreigners called themselves Manchus and his conquests over the Ming began the Qing Dynasty, which lasted almost 300 years. Shenyang was called Mukden during the Qing rule and by the Japanese who later took control during their imperial march leading up to WWII.
We visited Nurhaci’s Imperial Palace and tomb while in Shenyang. And, of course, ate some really great fried pork stir-fry.
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PHOTO S. Kanamaru
Published by Japan Tourist Bureau © 1933