Thomson selfie

Thomson is seen in 1871 with two Manchu soldiers in Xiamen, the southern frontier of the Qing empire. Although the Manchu finally managed to conquer the region, it continued to cause great difficulties to the imperial rulers. In 1729 the Qing court introduced its first anti-opium edict to the area as a means of social control.

April 23, 2018 1:22 PM (UTC+8)