The alleged flag bearer at the ‘Kucheng massacre’ in a cage for transporting to the execution ground, Gutian

The alleged flag bearer at the ‘Kucheng massacre’ in a cage for transporting to the execution ground, Gutian

Collection

Oswald, John

Identifier

Os04-079

Notes

University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: Os04-079. Photo from an album (UoB reference Os04) kept in the School of Oriental and African Studies Archives, London (SOAS reference MS 380 876/4). 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. Behind the prisoner are stocks for punishment beatings. See Ba01-075 (for another image of the stocks).

Caption in album or on mount

Tu Chu-yi, the flag bearer at the massacre, in a cage

Location

Gutian

Estimated Date

August-September 1895

Material

Paper

Media

Black and white photograph

Repository

Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library, University of London

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