It was the first time in women's magazines history that the editors of Women's Times published a large amount of women's photographs consciously. These women photographic images displayed modern life style, life ideal and sexual consciousness of upper-class society women in Shanghai between the late Qing dynasty and the early Republic period. These images since became signs of modernity and progress in China, as well as forces of media's construct reacting to the women's initiative. With the special self-contradictory characteristic of its transitional period, these symbolized changes from tradition to modernity developed the first stage of modern women's visual images. From then on, women's images developed into a modern period.
【Keyword】：Women's Times, modern women, media visual images, women's photographic images
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