Ancient Chinese Secret: These 14 Phenomenal Photos Reveal There Were Indeed Black Chinese

Prepare to enter the 37th chamber of Shaolin.

‘Manchu ladies at a meal table’ by John Thomson. Peking, China, 1869. Credit: Wellcome Collection]

a once-popular commercial for Calgon detergent in the 1970s, a curious housewife probes the Chinese owner of the local laundry for the answer to one of the world’s eternal mysteries: “How do you get shirts so clean, Mr. Lee?” After…