After the executions of alleged perpetrators of the ‘Kucheng massacre’, Fuzhou
University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: Os04-085. Photo from an album (UoB reference Os04) kept in the School of Oriental and African Studies Archives, London (SOAS reference MS 380 876/4). No caption in the album for this photo of lookers on with seven decapitated corpses. 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. See Os04-082 and Pe01-032.
Tuesday 17 September 1895
Black and white photograph
Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library, University of London