A sketch of a Chinese comedian performing his part before the the British Ambassador, December 19, 1793, at Canton.
His boots are of satin, with thick soles of paper: these are always worn by the mandarines and superior Chinese.
Chinese soldier costume. Soldat Chinois, 1843. Gallery: Asian costumes by Auguste Wahlen. Manners, customs and costumes of all peoples of the world.
The Chinese “braves” are employed to aid the civil magistrates as policemen, to act as custom- house officers at the military stations, along the roads, rivers, and canals; and also to mount guard at the city gates.
The Tatar soldiers form the garrison of towns; and they are, in an especial manner the guards of the emperor. In each town they are under a general, who is independent of the officer who commands outside the walls.
Chinese Governor of Kashgar. The Taotai of Kashgar. A Chinese provincial Governor seated in front of his felt tent, accompanied by a soldier of his suite. Photograph by Prince Alexander… Read More