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Columbia University's C.V. Starr East Asian Library
is home to a nearly complete collection of issues of Ling Long women's magazine
, a periodical published in Shanghai between 1931 and 1937. Images of the complete collection are available
The magazine provides an exciting glimpse into the life of the cosmopolitan young ladies of 1930's Shanghai. The content is quite diverse, including sheet music
, features on western films
, pinups of silent film stars
, alongside coverage of social issues, including articles
on same-sex marriage between women and frank advice
on family planning and venereal disease. There is also this
Although most of the content is not available in English, the library website provides extensive information about both the periodical
itself and about the women
who created and consumed it.
website, devoted to women's magazines of the late Qing and early Republican period, for more information on Ling Long
and other magazines.