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May 8, 2016

Rarely-Seen Colorized Photos of Everyday Life in Qing Dynasty-Republic of China in the mid-late 19th Century

The Qing dynasty , officially the Great Qing, also called the Empire of the Great Qing, or the Manchu dynasty, was the last imperial dynasty of China, ruling from 1644 to 1912 with a brief, abortive restoration in 1917. It was preceded by the Ming dynasty and succeeded by the Republic of China. The Qing multi-cultural empire lasted almost three centuries and formed the territorial base for the modern Chinese state.

Here are some colorized photos that show everyday life of the Quing dynasty in the mid-late 19 century.








































(Photos from Jiayi Wu)

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