Two executioners of the perpetrators of the ‘Kucheng massacre’, with their weapons, Fuzhou
© 2008 SOAS
University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: Os04-086. 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. See Ba01-076 and Ba01-077.
Black and white photograph
Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library, University of London