Li Yuantong (李圆通), a Taoist priest who lived on Mount Langya (狼牙山 Wolf's tooth mountains) and had helped Chinese soldiers defending the mountain

Li Yuantong (李圆通), a Taoist priest who lived on Mount Langya (狼牙山 Wolf's tooth mountains) and had helped Chinese soldiers defending the mountain

Collection

Lindsay, Michael

Identifier

ML05-d52

Notes

University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: ML05-d52. Li Yuantong (李圆通) (1878 or 1886 - 1967). This photograph was reproduced in ‘The Unknown War, North China 1937-1945' by Michael Lindsay (London, 1975), with the caption: “Taoist hermit”. Opposite the image, Lindsay wrote "Lang Ya Shan (Wolf's Tooth Mountains) near 1st sub-district Headquarters ... On the top a memorial had been erected for soldiers who had defended Lang Ya Shan against a Japanese attack until ammunition had run out. The defence and the escape of the survivors was helped by a Taoist hermit who lived in a temple near the top of the mountain."

Caption on photograph

Hermit who lived on top of Lang Ya Shan / 1942 

Location

Jinchaji

Date

1942

Photographer

Lindsay, Michael

Material

Paper

Media

Black and white photograph

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