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Exposure of severed heads of alleged perpetrators of Kucheng massacre
Title : Exposure of severed heads of alleged perpetrators of Kucheng massacre
Topic : J.C. Oswald collection
Year : 1895
Location : Unknown
Date (start) : 1895
Nature : B&W Photo
Support image : Paper
Caption on print : Vegetarian Heads at Wha Shan.
Information data : University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: Os04-083.
Photo from an album (UoB reference Os04) kept in the School of Oriental and African Studies Archives, London (SOAS reference MS 380 876/4).
No caption in the album for this photo, but reversed out of the negative is the caption: “Vegetarian Heads at Wha Shan.” Photo shows five receptacles (presumably containing the heads of executed men) hanging high in a pine tree.
Wha Shan = Hwa Shan (Huashan).
Related to 1 August 1895 killings of 11 missionaries and Chinese Christians at Kucheng (Gutian Huashan, Fujian Province) by the 'Vegetarian' rebels.
Keywords : Oswald;criminals;punishment;decapitation;forest;missionary