Stocks for punishment beatings of perpetrators of the ‘Kucheng massacre’
© 2008 Peter Lockhart Smith
University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: Ba01-075. 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 Os04-079 (stocks in background).
Black and white photograph