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Chiang Kai Shek (October 31, 1887 – April 5, 1975) was a Chinese political and military leader best known for leading the Kuomintang during the second Sino-Japanese war. An ally to Sun Yat Sen, who advocated for democracy in China, Chiang Kai Shek and his followers eventually fled to Taiwan after the takeover of Mao Zedong and the Communist party.
Rare early photographs show life in Beijing during the Qing dynasty
Over two decades, photographer Thomas Child captured some of the earliest views of Peking, now known as Beijing. The images are part of an exhibit open through Sunday at China Exchange in London.
Reginald Johnston - Wikipedia
Picture of Reginald Johnston, Empress Wan Rong, and Isabel Ingram in the Forbidden City, Beijing, China. The context of the photo is given by Isabel Ingram's diary entry for June 11, 1924: Went in at 10:30 as usual. Surprised the Emperor playing the piano in the Chien Hsiao Kung. The Empress was combing her hair. I watched the process. The Emperor came in and started to tickle her and was cutting up the whole day. It was suggested that my hair be combed Manchu style again. The Emperor agreed…
Yoshiko Kawashima - Wikipedia
YOSHIKO KAWASHIMA (1907-1948) was a Manchu princess brought up in Japan, who served as a spy in the service of the Japanese Kwantung Army and Manchukuo during the Second World War. Yoshiko was sent to school in Tokyo for an education that included judo and fencing and then lived a bohemian lifestyle for some years in Tokyo with a series of rich lovers, both men and women. She was considered "half tom-boy and half heroine, and with this passion for dressing up as a male."