An Introduction: A Glimpse of Old Dali

For the entire month of August, the Linden Centre is proud to present a photo exhibition of 1930’s images of Dali taken by renowned China Scholar C. P. Fitzgerald. This exhibition is being done in conjunction with the Dali International Photography Festival taking place from August 1-5.

Charles Patrick Fitzgerald (better known as C. P. Fitzgerald) was one of the premier China scholars of the 20th century. He first visited China in 1923, as a 21 year old student, and wrote numerous books about China, including one of the best anthropological studies of the Dali region- “Tower of Five Glories”, which was published in 1941.

Professor Fitzgerald lived in Dali during the 1930’s and took treasured photos of the area. We are proud to be able to display 30 of Professor Fitzgerald’s original images. These photos capture a part of Bai culture that has disappeared during the ensuing 80 years.

The Linden Centre thanks Ms. Mirabel Fitzgerald, Professor Fitzgerald’s daughter, for sharing these special photos with the Dali people. Visit us to take part in this unique opportunity.