University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: JC-s037. Photograph purchased in Shanghai.  Photographed in a photographer's studio, maybe in Shanghai?   A multiple exposure portrait, of a type known as erwo tu (二我圖), i.e. an  image of me and myself.  This playful genre of portraiture has its origins in Chinese painting - and a scholarly tradition of self-reflexivity (Source: Claire Roberts 'Photography and China'). See One, and the Same – The Photographic Double in Republican China by H. Tiffany Lee, published in Portraiture and Early Studio Photography in China and Japan (edited by Luke Gartan and Roberta Wue, Routledge, 2017).

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