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The golden age of postcards from around 1890 to 1930 was a period of intense interest in china by western nations and innumerable tourists were sending beijing postcards back home where they . Old beijing book read 2 reviews from the worlds largest community for readers this collection of rare and vintage postcards offers a unique look at a . Old beijing postcards from the imperial city offers a visual time capsule of both beijings history and traditional chinese culture in a unique and revealing postcard format read more read less click to open popover. Old beijing postcards from the imperial city offers a unique look at a vanished china and its storied capital comprising 350 black and white and hand tinted cards that span the period from the last years of imperial china to the japanese invasion of 1937 it is a treasure trove for historians collectors sinophiles and anyone fascinated by people and cultures from times past