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]

Manchu Ladies in Black & White

Author: John Thomson, 1869 / Credit: Wellcome Collection

Girl from Lao Cai

Author: René Tétard 1919–1926

A French Photographer in Yunnan Province

Portrait of Georges-Auguste Marbotte 1903–1906

A Family Eating a Meal

Author: John Thomson, 1869 / Credit: Wellcome Collection

Two Girls at Pei Nin Ting

Two Girls at Pei Nin Ting by Sidney D. Gamble, 1917–1919 / Credit: David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

A Mother with Two Children

Author: John Thomson, 1869 / Credit: Wellcome Collection

Smiling Boy in Tattered Rags

Ragged Kid & Cots, So Village by Sidney D. Gamble, 1917–1919 / Credit: David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

A Hospital Room in Foochow

Author: American Red Cross, 1919 [Credit: Library of Congress]

A Contrast of Chinese Ethnic Types

Author: John Thomson, 1869 / Credit: Wellcome Collection

“Dark-skinned…and Vicious!”

Author: James Ricalton, 1902

Chowing Down in Tianjin

Author: James Ricalton, 1902

Two Chinese Musicians

Author: John Thomson, 1869

Chinese Lute Player With Child

Author: John Thomson, 1869

Black Tea In Canton

Author: John Thomson, 1869
Author: John Thomson, 1869

Writes about Eastern and Western pop culture, history and art | Bylines @ Nextshark, G-Fan Magazine, The Beat & CBR (Comic Book Resources) | stpaco@gmail.com

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