Qing Propaganda Prints from the First Sino-Japanese War

David LeffmanLiu Yongfu, Sino-Japanese War, Taiwan, Woodblock print Leave a Comment

In 1894, China and Japan went to war over control of Korea. China had long claimed Korea as a client kingdom, while a recently-industrialised Japan wanted unfettered access to the peninsula’s mineral deposits – not to mention the chance of occupying territory right on China’s northeastern doorstep. Skipping the details, China lost the war – both its armies and northern navy were convincingly beaten …