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Princess Tan Yuling, concubine of Puyi, the last emperor of China. she had mystery death during 22 year olds China official record belife her death from Japanese military.

Princess Tan Yuling, concubine of Puyi, the last emperor of China. she had mystery death during 22 year olds China official record belife her death from Japanese military.

Chinese women with the smallest feet were given the greatest chance of living a life of luxury and wealth but the process and results were agonising and dangerous.

The last of the women with bound feet: 102-year-old whose toes were be

The last of the women with bound feet: Chinese women with the smallest feet were given the greatest chance of living a life of luxury and wealth but the process and results were agonising and dangerous.

The Last Emperor Puyi and his wife Wan Rong in Tianjin, China c 1922

[Photo] Puyi and his wife Wan Rong in Tianjin, China, 1920s

Foot binding was a sign of status since it rendered women virtually immobile. But sex workers also had bound feet and smaller feet determined their desirability.

Woman with bound feet reclining on chaise lounge, China - Foot binding - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Empress Dowager Cixi; China, Qing dynasty, 1903-1904.  From the 1860s until her death, the Empress Dowager Cixi (1835–1908) was the dominant political figure of China's Qing dynasty (1644–1911), acting as regent to two successive emperors. During her reign, the Qing court came to be regarded as conservative, corrupt, and incompetent. The situation worsened after the Boxer Rebellion of 1900, when Cixi was accused of encouraging the killing of foreigners and Chinese Christians.

The Empress Dowager Cixi, China, Qing dynasty, Glass plate negative. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M.

old photos  china | This photo was taken by John Thomson, a Scot who visited China from 1868 to 1872, the later years of the Qing Dynasty

Rare c photos of Chinese Life have gone on display in Beijing. John Thomsom, a Scottish photographer who visited China from took them.

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