Essay 1: The Negotiation Table
These chairs are the authentic chairs on which Li Hung-chang
() and Ito Hirobumi () sat during March and April 1895
in Shunpanro hotel, to bargain on the treaty terms which came to be known as the Treaty of Shimonoseki. The chairs were properties of the royal palace of Japan.
Photograph by W. Y. Chor, May 1991
Location: Sino-Japanese Peace Treaty
Memorial Hall, Shimonoseki, Japan
From the Gardener: Louis Chor. Canada, March 1997. Enriched August 2008.