Feliks Topolski: artist notes on 'Memoir of the Century' - 9 China
Peking was in Japanese hands and Chungking served as a narrowly ascending hilly capital between the two rivers, yellow and green, that join there, the Yangse and the Pei Chang. Still old China (Operatic villains, coolies and beggars in blue patchwork, prostitutes), but also China at War.

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