Chinese passport 1924 Russian immigration – Manchukuo

Chinese passport 1924 Russian immigration - Manschukuo

A very interesting passport which is not often to find. Issued in Shanghai in 1924 for a 25 yo woman. Several interesting stamps and revenues. Colombo, Shanghai, Marseille, Saigon. Sold for $1025 at eGreedy.

 

Manchukuo was a puppet state of the Empire of Japan in Northeast China and Inner Mongolia from 1932 until 1945. It was initially governed as a republic, but in 1934 it became a constitutional monarchy. It had limited international recognition and was de facto under the control of Japan.

Chinese passport 1924 Russian immigration – Manchukuo

The area, collectively known as Manchuria by westerners and Japanese, was the homeland of the Manchus, including the emperors of the Qing dynasty. In 1931, the region was seized by Japan following the Mukden Incident, and a pro-Japanese government was installed one year later with Puyi, the last Qing emperor, as the nominal regent and emperor. Manchukuo’s government was dissolved in 1945 after the surrender of Imperial Japan at the end of World War II. The territories formally claimed by the puppet state were first seized in the Soviet invasion of Manchuria in August 1945, and then officially transferred to Chinese administration in the following year.

Manchus formed a minority in Manchukuo, whose largest ethnic group was Han Chinese. The population of Koreans increased during the Manchukuo period, and there were also Japanese, Mongols, White Russians, and other minorities. The Mongol regions of western Manchukuo were ruled under a slightly different system in acknowledgment of the Mongolian traditions there. Japan ruled the southern part of the Liaodong Peninsula as the Kwantung Leased Territory.

Chinese passport 1924 Russian immigration - Manschukuo

 

Chinese passport 1924 Russian immigration – Manchukuo