The Empress Dowager Cixi rose from the position of concubine to become the most powerful woman in China, in a reign that lasted 47 years – from 1861 to 1908. Seen here as a young woman, Cixi had the good fortune to bear the Xianfeng Emperor’s only male heir. After the death of the Emperor, Cixi ruled through her son, who was only five years old when his father died. Then, when the boy Emperor himself died at an early age, Cixi installed her nephew to the throne and ruled through him.

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The Empress Dowager Cixi rose from the position of concubine to become the most powerful woman in China, in a reign that lasted 47 years – from 1861 to Seen here as a young woman, Cixi had the fortune to bear the Xianfeng Emperor’s only male heir.

Vietnam is known for its cargo bikes, but these delivery men and women in China make the pedalers of Saigon look like pansies. Photographer Alain Delorme became fascinated with the bike haulers of China, especially how their raw humanness contrasts with the sterility of the country’s booming skyscrapers and yet their towering forms are similar.

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Vietnam is known for its cargo bikes, but these delivery men and women in China make the pedalers of Saigon look like pansies. Photographer Alain Delorme became fascinated with the bike haulers of China

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A member of one of the many ethnic minority groups in China, the Miao people, dressed in her native festival garments. Photo by:  Xijiang, Guizhou, China.

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