A man in manacles (an alleged perpetrator of the ‘Kucheng massacre’), Gutian

A man in manacles (an alleged perpetrator of the ‘Kucheng massacre’), Gutian

Collection

Oswald, John

Identifier

Os04-087

Notes

University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: Os04-087. Photo from an album (UoB reference Os04) kept in the School of Oriental and African Studies Archives, London (SOAS reference MS 380 876/4). This prisoner is thought to be one of the alleged perpetrators of the ‘Kucheng massacre’. 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.

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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