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Photography Exhibit Reception: Sidney D. Gamble in China, 1908-1932

September 3, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Photographs of China from the early twentieth century are relatively uncommon. Of those images that survived the unrest, most were taken by foreign travelers whose photos returned home with them. Such was the case with the extensive photographic work of renowned sociologist and China scholar Sidney Gamble (1890-1968). This exhibition, curated by Duke faculty, library staff, and students, provides an intimate view of China during this important historical period. Come and join us at the reception for the opening of this exhibit at Photography Gallery on the first floor of the newly renovated Rubenstein library! Refreshments will be provided.


Sidney D. Gamble (1890-1968) was a renowned sociologist, China scholar and photographer. From 1908 to 1932 he made four extended trips to China and used his camera to build a visual archive of 5,000 black-and-white photographs, 500 color slides and a 16 mm documentary about Miaofengshan Pilgrimage. The complete collection is now housed at Duke’s Rubenstein Library. A digital collection was created in 2008 at This exhibit of Gamble photos will be held at the photography gallery of Rubenstein Library from August 24 to November 1, 2015.




September 3, 2015
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Duke Asian/Pacific Studies Institute
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The Carolina Asia Center supports diverse Asia-related events. However, CAC co-sponsorship of any talk, seminar, documentary screening, film screening, performance or celebration does not constitute endorsement of or agreement with the views presented therein. As an academic institution, we value diverse perspectives that promote dialogue and understanding.

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