One of the executioners of the perpetrators of the ‘Kucheng massacre’, with his weapon
© 2008 Peter Lockhart Smith
University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: Ba01-077. No caption in the 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. See Os04-086.
Black and white photograph