Pagoda on an island in the River Min near Fuzhou, China, taken by John Thomson (1837-1921) in about 1871, published in 1873 in the book 'Foochow and the River Min'.This pagoda near Fuzhou was known at the time as...
The Thousand Buddha Grottoes (千佛洞) form a system of 492 temples 25 km southeast of Dunhuang.The Mogao Caves along with Longmen Grottoes and Yungang Grottoes are the three famous ancient Buddhist sculptural sites of China. Situated at a strategic...
During 1946-47 Great Famine hit Southern China, in particular Guangdong, Guangxi and Hunan provinces, affecting tens of millions of people. At least 1,7 millions starved to death.Only in Hunan, died 900.000 people. These images were taken in 1946. During...
Mapmaking is an ancient art in China. Since the Warring States period (5th century BC) Chinese people began to study cartography. It entered its golden age with the invention of the compass during the Song dynasty (11th century) and...
Images of Imperial China: In 1850, China's Qing Dynasty Xianfeng Emperor (Xianfeng: "Universal Prosperity", 1831-1861) was having hard times.In 1851 Taiping Rebellion exploded and spread rapidly in several southern provinces, threatening the stability of the Empire itself. Xianfeng efforts...
Flying Tigers: During the war of resistance against Japanese forces, American military photographers snapped thousands of photos of American and Chinese soldiers, engaged in military actions or in everyday life moments in Southern China and Burma.American military archive has...
Qigong frauds: After the fall of the Gang of Four, Qigong represented an opportunity for China to find a cultural identity tested by the disastrous consequences of the Cultural Revolution that erased an entire cultural and relationships system. Looking...
A brief history of web addiction camps in China: brainwashing, electroconvulsive therapy and other abuses were committed to patients over the years.New York Times China's Web Junkies is a good starting point to get an overview of the issue....
Those images are depicting the everyday life of a group of children and adults in a funeral mortuary in China in 1948.Coffins were used as tables, as playground, as storage units and of course as ... coffins.Source: blog.163.com
A fundraiser parade of Chinese beauty activists organized by overseas Chinese  in order to fund anti Japanese activities in Wuhan.Newyorkers not only threw money in the banner, but also gold rings, earrings, necklaces.Pictures: LIFE
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