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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

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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old pictures of Mongolia
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10 beautiful old pictures of Mongolia in 1913

Mongolia declared its independence from China in 1911.

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slow slicing-lingchi
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Postcards of slow slicing during Qing Dinasty (Graphic content)

A series of French postcards depicting one of the most gruesome punishment in China: Death by a thousands cuts (Lingchi).

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cannibalism in China
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A tragic episode of cannibalism during the famine of the Great Leap Forward (Graphic Content)

Cannibalism in China: During the disastrous country renovation of the Great Leap Forward, China experienced one of its darkest periods, called the Three Years of Great Chinese Famine.

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anti-Japanese demonstrations
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Chinese Women of America anti-Japanese demonstrations in New York in 1938: 15 beautiful pictures

A fundraiser parade of Chinese beauty activists organized by overseas Chinese  in order to fund anti Japanese activities in Wuhan.

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henan-famine
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30 dramatic images of the 1942 Henan famine

Henan Province was hit by a terrible famine between the summer of 1942 and the spring of 1943 that led to the death of 3 million people (other sources report 1 million deaths).

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eunuchs
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38 rare pictures of eunuchs during Qing Dynasty

A eunuch (太監, Taijian) is a man who has been castrated in his early life for this change to have major hormonal consequences.

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Unit 731
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35 rare images of the infamous Japanese experiment unit 731 in China

Unit 731 (731部隊), based at the Pingfang district of Harbin and led by the infamous Japanese microbiologist Shiro Ishii, was a covert biological warfare research and development unit of the Imperial Japanese Army that undertook human experimentation during the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937–1945) and World War II.

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