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Stunning rare images of late imperial Beijing

Astonishingly few early photographs of China survived the upheavals of the last century – decades of political ferment, wars and Mao Zedong’s destructive Cultural Revolution saw to that. Of those that did, some are the only records of buildings and sites that were later altered or destroyed. Qing Dynasty Peking: Thomas Child’s Photographs, now showing at […]

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