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Young Cixi as a concubine.The Empress Dowager Cixi of Great Qing Dynasty rose from the position of concubine to become the most powerful woman in Qing Dynasty China, in a 47-year-long reign–from 1861 to 1908. Cixi had the 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. When the boy Emperor himself died at an early age, Cixi installed her nephew to the throne and ruled through…

Young Cixi as a concubine.The Empress Dowager Cixi of Great Qing Dynasty rose from the position of concubine to become the most powerful woman in Qing Dynasty China, in a 47-year-long reign–from 1861 to 1908. Cixi had the 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. When the boy Emperor himself died at an early age, Cixi installed her nephew to the throne and ruled through…

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

A Manchu bride, from "Illustrations of China and its People, photo by John Thompson.

William Saunders, A Canton Woman, 1860s-1870s. Hand-tinted albumen silver print. No. 49 in Sketches of Chinese Life and Character series

Rare 19th century photographs of Shanghai

William Saunders, A Canton Woman, Hand-tinted albumen silver print. 49 in Sketches of Chinese Life and Character series

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Consort Rong or the Fragrant Concubine,favourite consort of Emperor Qianlong - Giuseppe Castiglioni

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

Chinese girls wearing female Hanfu, near the end of the Qing dynasty.

May be the only surviving photo of Chinese girls wearing Hanfu right before the end of the Qing dynasty

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