“The Chinese have devised many unique modes of torture, but none of them show so successful an application of means to an end as this homicidal cart.” In James Ricalton, China Through the Stereoscope, p. 313.
“Soon after my arrival in Tien-tsin I met this worthy father, who told me how large a flock he was sheltering and feeding in the basements and cellars of his church and other church buildings. I expressed a desire to obtain a stereograph of his multitudinous wards during such a crisis. He said if I would come on the following day, he would do what he could to induce his terrified flock to leave the cellars and come out into the court for a few minutes, but I must be in readiness to operate quickly and not expose them too long to the bursting shells.” In James Ricalton, China Through the Stereoscope, p. 201.
“There seemed to be some uncertainty as to whether all of these captives were Boxers. Boxers often doff their distinctive uniform for the ordinary coolie’s or peasant’s garb when about to be captured; so that it is not always easy to know a metamorphosed Boxer from a common coolie. The boys said they knew one was a genuine Boxer because he carried a weapon; at the same time one of the cavalrymen grabbed the “real thin” by the pigtail and tugged him into the foreground and placed him near the camera as you see, saying at the same time: “You can tell by his bloomin’ squint that he’s a bloody warrior.”” In James Ricalton, China Through the Stereoscope, p. 237.
“The little girls are placed in front, the larger ones in the rear; they all engage in the exercises with eagerness and animation and acquit themselves seemingly as well as Western girls could do.” In James Ricalton, China Through the Stereoscope, p. 107.
“My native boy supports himself against one as he also scans the panorama. I do not now remember whether his back presentation was from choice or necessity, because sometimes the lower classes can be induced to present their backs to the camera when vast sums of money would not induce them to face that dire instrument of evil, believing that when their faces are photographed a part of their identity is forever lost to them, and this becomes a serious matter in their ancestral worship.” In James Ricalton, China Through the Stereoscope, p. 27.
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本次 AWS Startup Day 除新創及創投相關講座外，AWS 更直接邀請多家國際及台灣知名創投公司，與 AWS Startup Day 同場舉辦今年度唯一的線上「新創創投媒合會」，欲透過串聯本地深具潛力的新創與創投，幫助台灣新創企業獲得更豐富的資源，孕育下一個獨角獸。
根據 AWS 釋出的消息，媒合會將以早期天使輪或 Pre-A 輪融資為主，重點關注 AI/ML工具和平台、智能零售、MarTech、Web3.0、媒體和娛樂等產業，並以快速輪流的形式替新創獲得最大的曝光。