Hand-colourised photos from early 1900s China, such as this one of the Huxinting tea house in Shanghai, offer a glimpse of life in the last years of imperial rule. They are on show in Hong Kong until December. Photo: Dezso Bozoky

Beautiful hand-colourised photos of early 1900s China offer a glimpse of life in last years of imperial rule

  • Naval doctor Dezso Bozoky recorded his travels in 1908 and 1909 in Fujian province, as well as Beijing and Shanghai
  • The hand-coloured photos show the Hungarian’s interest in street scenes, landscapes and architecture
Topic |   Photography

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Hand-colourised photos from early 1900s China, such as this one of the Huxinting tea house in Shanghai, offer a glimpse of life in the last years of imperial rule. They are on show in Hong Kong until December. Photo: Dezso Bozoky
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Wang Mian, technical adviser to the “Restore 1860” programme to reassemble broken pottery pieces from Beijing’s Old Summer Palace, checks work on a restored artefact. Photo: Tom Wang

Treasures of Beijing’s Old Summer Palace restored in painstaking fashion, the work like piecing together a giant Chinese jigsaw puzzle

  • Artefacts shattered into hundreds of pieces by pillaging French and British soldiers 150 years ago are being reassembled by a team of heritage restorers
  • The work is part of the largest-scale effort yet to restore prized finds dug up by archaeologists on the site of the former imperial palace
Topic |   Chinese culture

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Wang Mian, technical adviser to the “Restore 1860” programme to reassemble broken pottery pieces from Beijing’s Old Summer Palace, checks work on a restored artefact. Photo: Tom Wang
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