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

Prepare to enter the 37th chamber of Shaolin.

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

Manchu Ladies in Black & White

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Author: John Thomson, 1869 / Credit: Wellcome Collection

Girl from Lao Cai

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Author: René Tétard 1919–1926
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A French Photographer in Yunnan Province

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Portrait of Georges-Auguste Marbotte 1903–1906

A Family Eating a Meal

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Author: John Thomson, 1869 / Credit: Wellcome Collection

Two Girls at Pei Nin Ting

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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

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Author: John Thomson, 1869 / Credit: Wellcome Collection

Smiling Boy in Tattered Rags

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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

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

A Contrast of Chinese Ethnic Types

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Author: John Thomson, 1869 / Credit: Wellcome Collection

“Dark-skinned…and Vicious!”

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Author: James Ricalton, 1902

Chowing Down in Tianjin

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Author: James Ricalton, 1902

Two Chinese Musicians

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Author: John Thomson, 1869

Chinese Lute Player With Child

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Author: John Thomson, 1869

Black Tea In Canton

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

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