Pics in this set are those that were taken from the Pre Deng period (that is, any pic taken in China or of the Chinese diaspora, before the death of Mao). Pictures are restored, meaning that they were digitally corrected to either enhance viewability, or to correct defects from historic damage. In no instance were any alterations performed to change the perception of political or social history that a photograph conveys. These photographs are posted purely to stimulate and educate the public, and to further knowledge, interest and discussion of Chinese history. All images here were found on the internet, either in public, private or commercial web pages or galleries. The images themselves are either out of copyright or collected and posted under fair use rules for strictly non commercial purposes.