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. Fashion, New Edition: The language of clothes (Smithsonian).
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