Burnt out ruins of mission houses at Huashan (华山), near Kucheng (Gutian)

Burnt out ruins of mission houses at Huashan (华山), near Kucheng (Gutian)
Collection

Oswald, John

Identifier

Os04-088

Notes

University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: Os04-088. 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, but reversed out of the negative, is the caption: ‘HWA SHAN Ruins of foreign houses after massacre.’ Eleven missionaries and Chinese Christians were killed on 1 August 1895 at these mission hill 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. ‘Kucheng massacre’. See Os04-089 and Os04-090.

Caption in album or on mount

HWA SHAN Ruins of foreign houses after massacre.

Location

Gutian

Estimated Date

August-September 1895

Material

Paper

Media

Black and white photograph

Repository

Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library, University of London