The collection contains pamphlets, handbooks, railway guides, tourist brochures, and other printed Manchuria-related items,
most issued in Great Britain (extracts from publications by the British Foreign Office, the Royal Geographical Society), Manchuria
or Japan (issued by various departments of the Japanese government or the government of Manchoukuo [Manzhouguo]). The latter
was a nominally independent puppet state set up by the Japanese in Manchuria, which existed from 1931 to 1945. The Japanese
installed Puyi, the last emperor of the Qing Dynasty, as the emperor of Manzhouguo and declared the country independent from
China on February 18, 1932.
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or
quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given
on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply
permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.