Special Historical Periods 特殊時期的僑批
Neither war nor revolution could sever the flow of letters between the overseas Teochews and their families. The envelopes, writing paper and content of letters from the special periods of history contain many features telling of the spirit of the times.These letters are now invaluable artefacts documenting the experiences and emotions of a people facing the most adverse of situations. A selection of letters from the Second World War, the Disaster Years of 1959 to 1961 and the Cultural Revolution, is shared here to provide glimpses into these traumatic days.
僑批發展過程中, 經歷中國幾個特殊歷史時期。特殊時期僑批上的各種體現, 如批封加蓋抗戰宣傳口號,信箋上印製"愛國"標語等, 一反映了社會的潮流和現狀,是歷史有力的文物見證。本部分選取了部分抗日戰爭、新中國成立三年自然災害以及文化大革命三個時期的僑批, 展示特殊時期僑批形式。
The lower right and upper left portions of this cover dated 1972 are stamped with the revolutionary slogan "Modesty, Prudence, Humility, Patience". 文革時期,僑批批封的左下角和右上角印上文革宣傳口號。如圖中這封1972年越南寄潮安的僑批,印著"謙虛,謹慎,戒驕,戒躁"。
This cover, dated late 1936, contains advertisements for "Lion Flashlight and Battery" and "Double Peach Battery". Instruction for payout to be made in "Guangdong Currency" is stamped on the left upper side. 該批書信時間是"丙子年(1936)十二月初四日",此批封用的是廣告信封。批封為醒獅牌電筒和雙挑牌電池的廣告,批封上還印有"訂交廣東幣"章印。
The back of the cover is an advertising slogan that reads: "For a brighter future, use Chinese national goods - Lion Flashlight and Battery…" This advertisement belongs to a historical genre built upon the "Boycott Japanese goods, buy Chinese national goods" catchphrase that was on the mouth of the Chinese people everywhere after the Japanese invaded Northeast China in 1931. 封背廣告語"君欲前途光明,請用國貨- 醒獅牌電筒..."。日本自1931年侵吞東北後,"抵制日貨,請用國貨"成為三十年代絕大多數國人及海外僑胞的共識。此批封上的廣告,就是最好的歷史記錄。