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Chinese stylish girl
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32 precious old photographs reveal the real life of the Chinese people in the 1980s

An album of selected images depicts a vision of China in the 1980s, very different from today. China was more ideological, and poor but apparently … Read more

1931 China floods
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15 rare historical photographs of 1931 China floods

From the end of 20s, China was afflicted by a long drought. Abnormal weather over central China began in the winter of late 1930.

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How to create a Eunuch: the procedure
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How to create a Eunuch: the procedure

How to create a Eunuch: A eunuch in ancient China was a man castrated, typically early enough in his childhood to have major hormonal consequences in order to make him reliable servant of a royal court where physical access to the ruler could wield great influence.

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unit 731 images
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Rare images of the infamous Japanese experiment unit 731 in China – Second Part – Graphic content

Unit 731 (731部隊) led by Japanese microbiologist Shiro Ishii, was a covert biological warfare research and development unit of the Imperial Japanese Army that undertook human experimentation mainly on Chinese, Koreans and Russians, during the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937–1945) and World War II.

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Suppuku
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Japanese officer performing seppuku during World War II

After the defeat of the Second World War II, many Japanese officers performed the ritual suicide by disembowelment, called in Japanese Suppuku (stomach-cutting).

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Found films in China
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Lost & Found: forgotten memories – Found films in China

Found films in China – What happens if some old films are found in the debris of a city? In this period Kunming, the capital … Read more

Chinese Opium-Smokers
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Chinese Opium-Smokers in the late XIX Century in US

Chinese Opium-Smokers – In nineteenth century thousands of Chinese people crossed the ocean to find work in the United States.

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images of Old Tibet
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40 rare images of Old Tibet

Images of Old Tibet: These photos were taken by U.S. military personnel during the period 1942-1943.

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