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French Men of War at Pagoda Anchorage, Foochow, 1884

In this, the first of a series of posts by undergraduate finalists in history at the University of Bristol, Nicholas Barker reflects on a tense moment caught in a seemingly quiet image. The stillness of this photograph masks a brutal … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 新年快樂

Say goodbye to the aged Year of the Snake – and hello to the new year. Best wishes for the Year of the Horse to all friends of ‘Visualising China’. 馬年大吉

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The British Episcopal Church en fête, Foochow

Here is the interior of the British Episcopal Church in Foochow (Fuzhou), decorated with Union Jack flags and a banner ‘GOD SAVE THE KING’. Directly above the alter is another banner that reads: ‘From among thy brethren shalt thou set … Continue reading

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The flood-damaged 'Short Bridge', Foochow, 1900

Flooding in Foochow (Fuzhou) happened often enough.  On night of 29th June 1900, the first arch of ‘The Short Bridge’ on Nantai was washed away – an event recorded in this photograph (Os-s091).  Old Foochow was famous for its many … Continue reading

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