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Title
Burning of Hankow, China, 1911
Creator
Somerville, Charles
Contributor
Photo Department, Tientsin Hui Wen Academy, Tientsin, China
Date Created and/or Issued
1911
Publication Information
University of Southern California. Libraries
Contributing Institution
University of Southern California Digital Library
Collection
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Rights Information
Centre for the Study of World Christianity
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The University of Edinburgh School of Divinity, New College, Mound Place, Edinburgh EH1 2LX, United Kingdom
divinity-CSWC@ed.ac.uk
http://www.cswc.div.ed.ac.uk/collections/
Description
Black and white lantern slide featuring smoke rising from buildings during the 'burning of Hankow' in November 1911. Figures can be seen walking in the foreground. Hankou was attacked by Qing troops attempting to suppress the anti-Imperial rebellion that began in nearby Wuchang, resulting in the burning of the city. International press reported looting and atrocities that took place inside the city, including of attacks on some foreign mission buildings. This image was probably not taken by Somerville, since a copy is also held by the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries. This slide comes from a collection held by the Church of Scotland and generated by the medical missionary Charles Somerville, who worked for the London Missionary Society in Hankou from 1904 to 1914.
Format
lantern slides 8.2 x 8.2cm
lantern slides
photographs
Identifier
IMP-CSWC47-LS1-43.tif
http://doi.org/10.25549/impa-c123-78422
http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/IMP-CSWC47-LS1-43.jpg
Subject
Atrocities
Rebellions
New Army (China)
Revolutions
Political movements
Exterior views
Time Period
1911
Place
Asia
China
Hubei
Wuhan
cities
Source
CSWC47/LS1/43 [File]
Relation
Church of Scotland Slide and Visual Collection; Charles Somerville (CSWC47-LS1)
International Mission Photography Archive, ca.1860-ca.1960
Photographs from the Centre for the Study of World Christianity, University of Edinburgh, U.K., ca.1900-ca.1940s
United Methodist Board of Global Ministries, New York

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