Some of the alleged leading perpetrators of the ‘Kucheng massacre’
University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: Ba01-074. No caption in this album for this photograph. Related to the killing of eleven missionaries and Chinese Christians on 1 August 1895, at the mission houses in Huashan (华山), near Kucheng (Gutian), Fujian Province, by ‘Vegetarian’ rebels, who were part of a religious movement called zhaijiao (‘fasting school’), so called because they took vows of vegetarianism. This image was reproduced in an article entitled ‘The Martyrs of Ku-Cheng’ by Henry Mostyn, published in ‘The Wide World Magazine’, August-September 1899, page 78, and captioned: ‘Some of the ringleaders (the second from the left is the fortune-teller, Tang-Hwai), who caused the massacre’. See Os04-080 for a better print and fuller captioning.
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