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Queunuch by BenGoodspeed Queunuch by BenGoodspeed

The Queue Order (simplified Chinese: 剃发令; traditional Chinese: 剃髮令; pinyin: tflng), or tonsure decree, was a series of laws violently imposed by the Qing (Manchu) dynasty in the seventeenth century.
Manchu men shaved their foreheads, leaving a long tail, traditionally called "queue" in English.
The Manchus seized control of Beijing and overthrew Li's Shun Dynasty.
After the Manchus had reached South China, Dorgon imposed the Queue Order for all Han Chinese, giving the Han Chinese 10 days to shave their hair into a queue, or face death.
The slogan adopted by the Qing was "Keep your hair and lose your head, or keep your head and cut your hair"
The Han Chinese people resisted the order and the Manchu rulers struck back with deadly force, massacring all who refused to shave their hair.
The three massacres at Jiading is one of the most infamous massacres, with estimated death tolls in the tens (or even hundreds) of thousands.


A eunuch (/ˈjuːnək/; Greek: Ευνούχος) is a person who may have been castrated, typically early enough in his life for this change to have major hormonal consequences. Less commonly, in translations of ancient texts, "eunuch" may refer to a man who is not castrated but who is impotent, celibate or otherwise not inclined to marry and reproduce.

Castration was typically carried out on the soon-to-be eunuch without his consent in order that he might perform a specific social function; this was common in many societies. The earliest records for intentional castration to produce eunuchs are from the Sumerian city of Lagash in the 21st century BC. Over the millennia since, they have performed a wide variety of functions in many different cultures: courtiers or equivalent domestics, treble singers, religious specialists, government officials, military commanders, and guardians of women or harem servants.

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petrova Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist
Correct link: [link] ^^;
petrova Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist
Congratulations on 3rd place! This have been featured here [link]:
Hfeather53 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing! It's haunting, but amazing nonetheless!
TiaVon Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured here! :heart:
prettyflour Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This has been featured in my journal!

LDFranklin Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
Congrats on your 3rd place win in the Self-Portrait Contest!
Sweety-Wanda Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Omg- your portait looks like a photo!
Interesting choice u.
I really like thiiiis! :D
Congrats on the 3rd place... this is my price: feature of your self-portait in my profile page.
ricardo-bruins Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think that you will win the self portrait contest.

Even without a mouth i can still clearly see that its you.

Very well done.

I dont stand a chance but i dont mind. You are so much more original

really nice
BenGoodspeed Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
you think soo? I was wondering about that.. I thought maybe it ended already u_u

thanks so much though..
MisterSali Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
Amazing job on this! His emotionless features are bizzare and captivating! :)
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