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Quanzhou City Gate
12019-11-18T17:23:00-05:00Kate McDonald306bb1134bc892ab2ada669bed7aecb100ef7d5f357Lai Afong, "CHIN-CHEW. No. 39.- Triumphal arch erected in honor of See How for good services rendered by him to the Emperor," Albumen Print, 1870.plain2020-09-13T18:01:53-04:0024.87293, 118.67475Quanzhou, China1870Wikimedia Commons, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Quanzhou_Gate,_Lai_Afong,_c1870.jpg.[Lai Afong album], [photographs taken between 1860 and 1880]The Getty Research Institute: Partially processed collection; contact repository for information regarding access.Public domain.Peter D. ThillyPDT-0005gri_2003_r_22_b07_052This image is provided courtesy of the J. Paul Getty Trust to facilitate research and study.Kandra Polatis4decfc04157f6073c75cc53dcab9d25e87c02133
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12019-11-18T17:23:00-05:00Quanzhou23The administrative headquarters and port near Yakou Villageplain2021-03-31T15:56:39-04:0024.86830, 118.67729QuanzhouPeter D. Thilly
This gate to the city of Quanzhou was erected to honor Shi Lang, the patriarch of the Shi Lineage of Yakou Village. When Shi Lang's descendants Shi Hou and the others were arrested for opium trafficking, they were likely brought into the city through this very gate. This moment can be thought of as a visual and physical representation of the simultaneously adversarial and collaborative relationship between the Shi Lineage and the Qing state.
The troops that raided Yakou Village and arrested Shi Hou in early 1837 came from Quanzhou, where the Quanzhou Prefect and the Jinjiang County Magistrate both had their offices. Shi was likely held in Quanzhou before his transport to the provincial capital in Fuzhou, where he died in jail while awaiting sentencing.
Quanzhou, it should also be noted, was alongside Shenhu Bay one of the key anchorages in Fujian for the Jardine-Matheson opium smuggling operations.