China Reconstructs Magazine


      This informative magazine was founded in 1952 by Soong Ching-ling [Madam Sun Yat-sen], with the help of the naturalized Chinese citizen Israel Epstein. Originally it appeared bi-monthly (6 issues/year), and later became a monthly. In 1990 it changed its name to China Today, and seems to have ceased publication at the end of 2007.

      These magazines are large format; issues through the end of 1978 are 9 inches by 12 inches, while those from 1979 on are 7.68 inches by 10.25 inches. Because of the size of the magazine and the large number of photographs, the digital files are quite large and take a long time to download unless you have broadband access to the Internet.

      Some of the issues have the file extension “.djvu”. These files require the WinDjView program to read them. This reader can be obtained for free at:   (Linux users have the capability to read .djvu files integrated into their PDF readers of the major desktops: Okular in KDE, Evince in GNOME.)

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1952 — Volume I:

1953 — Volume II:

1954 — Volume III:

1956 — Volume V:

1957 — Volume VI:

1966 — Volume XV:

1967 — Volume XVI:

1971 — Volume XX:

1972 — Volume XXI:

1973 — Volume XXII:

1974 — Volume XXIII:

1975 — Volume XXIV:

1976 — Volume XXV:

1977 — Volume XXVI:

1978 — Volume XXVII:

1980 — Volume XXIX:

1981 — Volume XXX:

1982 — Volume XXXI:

1998 — Volume XLVII:

2007 — Volume LVI:

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