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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

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“Chang the Chinese Giant”
late 1800s:


“Zhan Shichai (詹世釵) (1840s -1893), was a Chinese giant who toured the world as “Chang the Chinese Giant” in the 19th century”
 from:  retronaut.com
“San left China in 1865 to travel to London where he appeared on stage, later travelling around Europe, and to the US and Australia. Kin Foo, Zhan’s Chinese wife who accompanied him from China, died in 1871, and he later married Catherine Santley, a Liverpudlian. They had two sons, Edwin and Ernest..

“In 1878, Zhan retired from the stage and settled in Bournemouth, where he opened a Chinese teahouse and ‘Oriental Bazaar’.”
- Wikipedia
Sources: Wikimedia; National Portrait Gallery, Canberra; British Library; The Ashleigh Hotel; The Tallest Man
 
 
 
 
 
 
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