Image: The Deserted Hankow Bund, China, 1911
Black and white lantern slide showing Hankow (Hankou) Bund with few pedestrians, and boats on the Yangtze (Changjiang) river. After Hankou was opened up to foreign trade in 1862, foreign concessions lined up along the Yangtze on Hankou Bund, and this strip would have been a bustling business area in more peaceful times. This slide comes from a collection held by the Church of Scotland and generated by the medical missionary Charles Somerville, who worked for the London Missionary Society in Hankou from 1904 to 1914.
Coverage date: 1911
Subject (unesco): Revolutions; Political movements
Part of collection: International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Part of subcollection: Photographs from the Centre for the Study of World Christianity, University of Edinburgh, U.K., ca.1900-ca.1940s
Repository name: Centre for the Study of World Christianity
Archival file: Volume4/IMP-CSWC47-LS1-45.tif
Geographic subject (city or populated place): Wuhan
Repository address: The University of Edinburgh School of Divinity, New College, Mound Place, Edinburgh EH1 2LX, United Kingdom
Geographic subject (country): China
Format (aacr2): lantern slides 8.2 x 8.2cm
Geographic subject (continent): Asia
Rights: Contact the repository for details.
Part of series: Church of Scotland Slide and Visual Collection; Charles Somerville (CSWC47-LS1)
Charles Burton, senior Fellow at the Centre for Advancing Canada's Interests Abroad at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, in re: The coronavirus outbreak. Canada hasn't been able to evacuate her citizens from Wuhan because of complicated political relations — probably in order to get Meng back to China. Canadians are being rated poorly in Wuhan. Chinese people’s traditional understanding is that natural [disasters] are harbingers of the end of a dynasty, her, an end to the Xi dynasty. Chinese govt is now cracking down on citizens. Also: bird flu, swine flue, and other maladies emanating from live annual markets, which the government has not controlled.