China before communism: People smoking opium, women in traditional dress and men with long braids are seen in rare pictures from the imperial Qing Dynasty more than a century ago

Incredible images show just how China has changed in the past one hundred years. The photos come from the Qing dynasty, an empire which ruled from 1644 to 1912 and show young girls with their feet bound, young men with long braids and people smoking opium.
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