Die vornehme Dame Kuo-kuo und ihre Schwestern reiten aus, Li Gonglin (1049-1106)

Beauties on an Outing, Li Gonglin (1049-1106)

丽人行, 北宋李公麟 (1049-1106)

Weintöpfe in Shaoxing in der Provinz Zhejiang, darin fermentiert «Shaoxing-Reiswein»

Wine pots with Shaoxing wine in Shaoxing, Province Zhejiang


Huangshan, den Gelben Bergen, aufgenommen, Provinz Anhui

Huangshan, the Yellow Mountain in Province Anhui


Dorf Zhuge in der Provinz Zhejiang

Zhuge Village in Province Zhejiang


Jiayuguan, ein altes Festung im Westen der Provinz Gansu

Jiayuguan, an old fort in the west of Gansu Province


Chinesische Mauer etwa 150 km von Beijing entfernt

Great Wall,located about 150 kilometers from Beijing



„The Late Qing Empire Through the Lens of a Swiss“

Krayer, Adolf (pictures); Li, Xing (text)
East China Normal University Press, 2015
ISBN: 9787567523760

Order at www.chinabooks.ch

The book publishes 91 pictures from the private albums of a businessman from Basel, Adolf Krayer, who lived in Shanghai from 1860-1868 and collected contemporary photographs. The origin of each image was researched, and the results displayed in two languages. Krayer’s travel memoires, published in the second part of the book, complement the information in the pictures and give the reader the feeling of participating in Krayer’s journey.


Shanghai Customs Office on the Bund.



First row, second from the left: Adolf Krayer.

The book was presented in a ceremony in Shanghai on March 24, 2015.