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Sino-Japanese War, 1894-1895: the Chinese ambassador (?) as a patient in bed, being treated with an icepack on his head, has a nightmare of the advance of the Japanese army. Coloured woodcut, 1895.

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1895
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565522i
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In the dream, the uniformed Japanese army are armed with rifles and cannon, whereas the Chinese soldiers appear as peasants armed with scythes; a bearded, black-garbed cleric appears at the bedside, wielding a cross

Japan's unexpected victory in the first Sino-Japanese War (1894-95), fought over the sovereignty of Korea, marked its (Japan's) emergence as a world power

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[Tokyo (?)] : [publisher not identified], 1895.

Physical description

1 print : woodcut, printed in colours ; image 35.8 x 23.9 cm

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Lettering in Japanese

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 565522i

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  • Japanese

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