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Qing Dynasty Cargo Is Recovered From a Ship Sunk during the Nineteenth Century

1050 items that spent more than 180 years at the bottom of the East Chinese Sea have been hauled to the surface. The priceless cargo … Read more

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25 Western Depictions of Punishment during the Qing Dynasty

This collection of 51 images on crime and punishment in late Imperial China has gleaned from the 19th century Westerners’ China travelogues at the George … Read more

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Postcards of slow slicing during the Qing Dynasty (Graphic content)

A series of French postcards depicting one of the most gruesome punishments in China: Death by a thousand cuts (Lingchi). Death by a thousand cuts … Read more

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26 images of Torture punishments inflicted on adulteresses in ancient China

In ancient China, chastity was considered a very important virtue. Victim’s suffering and humiliation were important aspects of the Chinese tortures. Chinese ancient society was … Read more

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38 rare pictures of eunuchs during the 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. Related articles: … Read more

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20 rare pictures of Boxer prisoners during the late Qing Dynasty

Pictures of the boxer rebellion: in the late Qing Dynasty (1899-1902), China was plagued by a xenophobic conflict that bloodied the country for three years. … Read more