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Jiangyin City and the Tonsure Decree

June, 1645, the Qing regime promulgated an order that the conquered Han Chinese should adopt the Manchu hairstyle

men were demanded to shave their heads and wear a queue/pigtail

Qing government ‘s promulgation said: “keep your head by shaving it or wear your hair and lose your head.

The decre, which was an insult to Han Chinese, met with violent resistance in Jiangyin

The city mobilized to fight against the Qing troops

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