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[Students taking notes in a Chinese language class, Offices of the American Women's Volunteer Service-Chinese Women's New Life Movement, Chinatown, New York]

Date 1943-44 (printed 2012)
Location New York United States
Dimensions Image: 10 x 9 3/8 in. (25.4 x 23.9 cm)
Print medium Photo-Digital-Inkjet

The Chinese Women’s New Life Movement was founded in 1934 by the government of Chiang Kaishek, incorporating Confucian philosophy and anticommunism. China fought alongside the United States against Japan during World War II, and many Chinese refugees and representatives of the Nationalist government settled in New York, contributing to relief and fundraising efforts for American and Chinese troops. The Chinese Women’s New Life Movement promoted war relief activities in New York, in conjunction with the American Women’s Voluntary Services, the country’s largest American women’s service organization.


© Mara Vishniac Kohn

Credit line

International Center of Photography

Feedback Accession No. 2012.80.42