The Qing Dynasty reign was strict about its social structure which dictated who has power over whom. This often led to abuses of power and plots to take down those who ruled over the people.
During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the problem of identity, of the balance between ancestral heritage and Chinese culture, was gradually resolved.
British troops occupying Peking, China, loot and then burn the Yuanmingyuan, the fabulous summer residence built by the Manchu emperors in the 18th century.
During China's Qing Dynasty, clothing was not just worn for decoration, warmth and modesty, but it was also used to let people know a person’s rank in the complex society.
Though there were long stretches of peace and prosperity, the Qing Dynasty military was renowned for its ferocity and discipline during the empire’s nearly 300-year reign.