A GENIAL OFFICIAL OF INTERIOR CHINA -- A Naval Mandarin and Admiral of the River Fleet with his Wife and Daughter in KINKOW Photographed by JAMES RICALTON in 1900 during the Boxer Rebellion. The full stereoview is seen here : www.flickr.com/photos/24443965@N08/3490090978/
2 December 1908 – Child Emperor Pu Yi ascends the Chinese throne at the age of two. The Empress Dowager Cixi had chosen him on her deathbed to succeed her. That night in Pu Yi stopped being a boy and became Xuantong, the last emperor of China.