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The Yanping Rapid on the Min river in Fujian province, ca 1870. From John Thomson, Images of China (pub. 1873-4)  http://ocw.mit.edu/ans7870/21f/21f.027/john_thomson_china_03/ct_gal_02_thumb.html

The Yanping Rapid on the Min river in Fujian province, ca 1870. From John Thomson, Images of China (pub. 1873-4) http://ocw.mit.edu/ans7870/21f/21f.027/john_thomson_china_03/ct_gal_02_thumb.html

Robe (image 1) | China | late 19th century | silk | Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession Number: C.I.67.30.2

Robe (image 1) | China | late 19th century | silk | Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession Number: C.I.67.30.2

Empress Dowager Cixi or Tzu-hsi / 慈禧太后 , of the Manchu Yehenara clan, was a powerful and charismatic woman who unofficially but effectively controlled the Manchu Qing Dynasty in China for 47 years, from 1861 to her death in 1908.

Empress Dowager Cixi or Tzu-hsi / 慈禧太后 , of the Manchu Yehenara clan, was a powerful and charismatic woman who unofficially but effectively controlled the Manchu Qing Dynasty in China for 47 years, from 1861 to her death in 1908.

People in China, 1935 by Ellen Thorbecke Child eating rice. Chinese history and vintage photography

People in China, 1935 by Ellen Thorbecke Child eating rice. Chinese history and vintage photography

This is Puyi, the last Emperor of China, he led an incredibly interesting life.  From emperor, to political puppet, to prisoner, to gardener, I can't even imagine how much he must have seen.  Watch The Last Emperor for an interesting telling of his life.

This is Puyi, the last Emperor of China, he led an incredibly interesting life. From emperor, to political puppet, to prisoner, to gardener, I can't even imagine how much he must have seen. Watch The Last Emperor for an interesting telling of his life.

Wellcome Library | John Thomson photographs

Wellcome Library | John Thomson photographs

1873...........ILLUSTRATIONS OF CHINA AND ITS PEOPLE.......PHOTO BY JOHN THOMSON.........SOURCE WELLCOMECOLLECTION.ORG.....

1873...........ILLUSTRATIONS OF CHINA AND ITS PEOPLE.......PHOTO BY JOHN THOMSON.........SOURCE WELLCOMECOLLECTION.ORG.....

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