The book series “Photographs of the Old China” was created back in the end of 1996, and was soon made into a famous brand name in China by its publisher, The Shandong Pictorial Publishing House. Since its early years it has been offering not only a new type of book, but also a fresh viewpoint on China’s past. All kinds of people in China were attracted to it and became its readers, it quickly became a nationwide phenomenon and each volume in the series sold over 300,000 copies, a stunning triumph for the Chinese book market at the time.
The success of “Photographs of the Old China” brought a proud brand name and, more importantly, a new age to the Chinese publishing industry. A new type of book was invented, and it allows us to read into pictures rather than words to know the stories of the old times. This quickly gained popularity and loyalty among Chinese readers. The Chinese publishing industry unanimously consider “Photographs of the Old China” a vanguard in the becoming of “image-text” books in China, and a scholarly restorer of Chinese semi-modern and modern history in its efforts of utilizing the old photos as a resource.
Now the Shandong Pictorial Publishing House and Shandong Tomorrow Media Technology Inc. are proud to present the “Photographs of the Old China” on IPAD. The book series now has new, digital meanings to offer its readers a fuller and fresher reading experience.
Available in the App Store now are the classic collections of “Photographs of the Old China”:“Local Specialties of the Past”, “Glimpse upon the Legends”, “Life of the Billions” and “Shards of the Chinese Bygones”,containing all the best of “Photographs of the Old China” series. Now please enjoy the most antique and original photos of old China on this modern device called IPAD.
“Photographs of the Old China” Awards:
National Best-seller Award (1997, National Publishing Association);
“The 10 Most Influential Books of the Year” Award (1997,“Southern Weekly”;
“The Most Unforgettable Books of 1978-1998“Award Award (1998,“Beijing Youth”);
“50 Milestones of the New China Publishing Industry” Award(1999, awarded by multiple Chinese medias);
“20 Books That Changed Chinese Reading Habits in the Last 20 Years” Award (2003, “New Weekly”);
“30 Original Best-sellers, 1978-2008” Award (2008,“China Book Commercial News”);
“300 Most Influential Books, 1978-2008”Award (2008,“China Book Commercial News”);
“60 Best Books of the People’s Republic of China” Award (2009, “China Reading Weekly”).