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I've run across reference to a book called "Chinese Cameras" or "China Camera" by Zhuang Keming.

I can't find out any details about it -- even from BOOKFINDER.COM

I have no idea when it was written, nor the language. I've seen reference to page 294, so there is reason to think it's a long book.

It is NOT the "Cameras of China" book by St. Denny.

Anyone ever heard of this one?????

www.subclub.org/minchin
 

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I mixed up books, but already corrected this, before seeing your remark. Thank you nonetheless, you are very fast...
 
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Thank you.

The book is titled "Chinese Camera Collection & Appreciation", 2018 by WANG Shiyuan.

The ISBN is 9787540250379

It's a paperback (only?) and in Chinese (only?). The fact that one version has the title in English on the cover makes me wonder if there is one version in Chinese and another in English. My Chinese is a little rusty!

Anyone know?
 

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I don't know Chinese, but I do know how to use my cloud services, and came up with some interesting hits when I conducted my searches in Chinese.

王士元 Wang Shiyuan
《中国相机集》 "China Camera Collection"

A little bit about Mr. Wang:
https://www.sohu.com/a/282508313_115118

庄克明先生 Mr. Zhuang Keming
《中国相机》 "Chinese Camera"

A few pages from the Mr. Zhuang's book (only 800 copies were made)
http://chinesecamera.davyin.com/book/中国照相机

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One of the aforementioned articles also mentions works by Japanese author Shimada Ken (嶋田健). Have not yet tracked down books, but I did find this article about Mr. Shimada:

https://www.excite.co.jp/news/article/Searchina_20171117082/

I found that and more by searching - in Japanese - for "Shimada Ken Chinese Camera" (嶋田健 中国のカメラ)

Quite a bit of Chinese press about Mr. Shimada and his collection of Chinese-made cameras:
https://so.toutiao.com/search?wid_ct=1660531809561&dvpf=pc&source=input&keyword=嶋田健
 
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Tracked down Shimada's aka Rikuta Saburo's (陆田三郎) 2005 book on the subject, Tankobon hardcover ISBN 4257120460. Not aware of an English-language edition.
 
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