‘Kings’ of US, Russia, Japan, and Korea came to greet Empress Dowager Cixi's 60th Birthday on 7 Nov 1894. From the Tongzhi reign on, Cixi became the highest ruler in China. Later, the Guangxu and Xuantong Emperor was chosen because of their additional kinship with Cixi. So did other powerful vessels such as Prince Qing. In other words, Cixi's family had important status in late Qing politics. There were many rumors about Cixi's family relationship.
The Manchu army, also known as the Eight banners, was the first military that served the Qing emperor and was divided into eight legions or 'banners'. The Manchu army were professional soldiers and elite soldiers.
Jinyoung Shin is a New York based artist who moved to the United States from Korea when he was seven years old. His drawings are unique in that they are influenced by Japanese mango and Korean cultures with a mixed style of Gothic and Asian art.
You'll feel like a Chinese opera star during this session with a professional makeup artist. Try on intricate hair pieces, face paint and traditional silk clothing with the Chinese Opera, and capture photos of your unique experience.
Postcard about Germany's lease of Jiaozhou Bay. On 17 July China and Germany exchange the treaty of leasing the Jiaozhou Bay. About the affairs of this lease, you may refer to our publication: Special Archives on Jiaozhou Bay