1913 map of Tianjin
67th Foot of the British Army taking the Taku Forts in 1860.
Church of Our Lady's Victories, built in 1869, was the site of the Tianjin Church Massacre.
The Capture of the Forts at Taku by Fritz Neumann
Peiyang University, established 1895
Interior of Angle of North Fort Immediately after Its Capture, 21 August 1860
Tung Lai Bank building on Heping Road, built in 1930
Model of the Taku Forts in the Dagukou Fort Ruins Museum, Tanggu, China.
Major crossing (Rue Général Foch and Rue de Chaylard) of downtown Tientsin in French concession
View of the gun platform from outside the defensive works.
Asahi Street (now Heping Road) in 1939 Tianjin flood
Dedication plaque at the Dagukou Fort Ruins Museum.
P.R.China's 10th anniversary parade in Tianjin in 1959
View from inside the defensive works.
Tianjin Eye
Monument of TEDA
Population density and low elevation coastal zones in the Tianjin area. Tianjin is particularly vulnerable to sea level rise.
Tianjin (labeled as T'IEN-CHIN (TIENTSIN) 天津) (1955)
Map of the Hai River Basin
2011 satellite image of Tianjin. The city center was on the left, while the smaller urban area to the right was the Binhai New Area.
Hai River in 2011
Airport Industrial Park, Dongli District
Then-Premier Wen Jiabao, himself a Tianjin native, and Klaus Schwab at the Annual Meeting of the New Champions of World Economic Forum in Tianjin, 2010
Tianjin city center
Tianjin Economic and Technological Development Area
US Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi visiting a Tianjin Qingyuan Electric Vehicle factory in 2009
Old Guanyinhao Bank
Crosstalk in Tianjin
Nankai University
Jingwei Tries to Fill the Sea, the dome mural of Tianjin railway station
Tianjin Binhai International Airport Terminal 1 and 2
Port of Tianjin pilot boat berth
The TEDA Modern Guided Rail Tram is one of the two rubber tire tram systems in Asia
The Tianjin Metro near Liuyuan station
Tianjin railway station
Tianjin West railway station
Tianjin Bus Route 606
A Mazu temple in Tianjin
House decorated by more than seven hundred million pieces of ceramic
Tianjin Museum
Tianjin Italian Town
Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium, Nankai District
Tianjin Juilliard School in Binhai,Tianjin

The Taku Forts or Dagu Forts, also called the Peiho Forts are forts located by the Hai River (Peiho River) estuary in the Binhai New Area, Tianjin, in northeastern China.

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In response, the British and French sent gunboats under the command of Admiral Sir Michael Seymour to capture the Taku forts near Tianjin in May 1858.

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1913 map of Tianjin

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Hai River

The Bund of the Hai River.

The Hai River (海河, lit. "Sea River"), also known as the Peiho, Pei Ho ("White River"), or Hai Ho, is a Chinese river connecting Beijing to Tianjin and the Bohai Sea.

On 20 May 1858, the Pei-ho, as it was then known, was the scene of an invasion by Anglo-French forces during the Second Opium War whereby the Taku Forts were captured.

Boxer Rebellion and Eight-Nation Alliance, China 1900–1901

Boxer Rebellion

Anti-foreign, anti-colonial, and anti-Christian uprising in China between 1899 and 1901, towards the end of the Qing dynasty, by the Society of Righteous and Harmonious Fists, known as the "Boxers" in English because many of its members had practised Chinese martial arts, which at the time were referred to as "Chinese boxing".

Anti-foreign, anti-colonial, and anti-Christian uprising in China between 1899 and 1901, towards the end of the Qing dynasty, by the Society of Righteous and Harmonious Fists, known as the "Boxers" in English because many of its members had practised Chinese martial arts, which at the time were referred to as "Chinese boxing".

Boxer Rebellion and Eight-Nation Alliance, China 1900–1901
Boxer with spear and sword
(Wax Model by George S. Stuart)
A French political propaganda cartoon depicting China as a pie about to be carved up by Queen Victoria (Britain), Kaiser Wilhelm II (Germany), Tsar Nicholas II (Russia), Marianne (France) and a samurai (Japan), while Boxer leader Dong Fuxiang protests.
Chinese Muslim troops from Gansu, also known as the Gansu Braves, killed a Japanese diplomat on 11 June 1900. Foreigners called them the "10,000 Islamic rabble."
Japanese marines who served in the Seymour Expedition
Admiral Seymour returning to Tianjin with his wounded men on 26 June
Italian mounted infantry near Tientsin in 1900
Qing imperial soldiers during the Boxer Rebellion
Locations of foreign diplomatic legations and front lines in Beijing during the siege
Capture of the Forts at Taku [Dagu], by Fritz Neumann
Representative U.S., Indian, French, Italian, British, German, Austro-Hungarian and Japanese military and naval personnel in the Allied forces
1900, soldiers burned down the Temple, Shanhaiguan. The destruction of a Chinese temple on the bank of the Pei-Ho, by Amédée Forestier
Han Chinese general Nie Shicheng, who fought both the Boxers and the Allies
Boxer soldiers
Han Chinese general Dong Fuxiang whose Moslem "Gansu Braves" besieged the Legations.
The Boxers bombarded Tianjin in June 1900, and Dong Fuxiang's Muslim troops attacked the British Admiral Seymour and his expeditionary force.
The capture of the southern gate of Tianjin. British troops were positioned on the left, Japanese troops at the centre, French troops on the right.
Chinese troops wearing modern uniforms in 1900
Indian troops at the Temple of Heaven. They were the first to enter the Legation Quarter.
Japanese woodblock print depicting troops of the Eight-Nation Alliance.
Russian officers in Manchuria during the Boxer Rebellion
The Holy Chinese Martyrs of the Eastern Orthodox Church as depicted in an icon commissioned in 1990
The Russian empire occupied Manchuria while the Eight Nation Alliance jointly occupied Zhili province. The rest of China outside of Manchuria and Zhili were unaffected due to the governor generals who participated in the Mutual Protection of Southeast China in 1900.
French troops execute a Boxer
Execution of Boxers by standing strangulation
American troops during the Boxer Rebellion
French 1901 China expedition commemorative medal. Musée de la Légion d'Honneur.
Foreign armies assemble inside the Forbidden City after capturing Beijing, 28 November 1900
"Boxers" captured by the U.S. 6th Cavalry near Tianjin in 1901. Historians believed they were merely bystanders.
Qing forces of Chinese soldiers in 1899–1901.
Left: two infantrymen of the New Imperial Army. Front: drum major of the regular army. Seated on the trunk: field artilleryman. Right: Boxers.
A Boxer during the revolt
U.S. Marines fight rebellious Boxers outside Beijing Legation Quarter, 1900. Copy of painting by Sergeant John Clymer.
British and Japanese forces engage Boxers in battle.

An Eight Nation Alliance of American, Austro-Hungarian, British, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Russian troops moved into China to lift the siege and on June 17 stormed the Dagu Fort, at Tianjin.

The eight nations with their naval ensigns, from top to bottom, left to right: Regia Marina, 🇺🇸 United States Navy,  French National Navy,, , ,  Imperial Russian Navy and . Japanese print, 1900.

Eight-Nation Alliance

Multinational military coalition that invaded northern China in 1900 with the stated aim of relieving the foreign legations in Beijing, then besieged by the popular Boxer militia, who were determined to remove foreign imperialism in China.

Multinational military coalition that invaded northern China in 1900 with the stated aim of relieving the foreign legations in Beijing, then besieged by the popular Boxer militia, who were determined to remove foreign imperialism in China.

The eight nations with their naval ensigns, from top to bottom, left to right: Regia Marina, 🇺🇸 United States Navy,  French National Navy,, , ,  Imperial Russian Navy and . Japanese print, 1900.
German and Japanese soldiers witnessing the street execution of a Chinese boxer.
Indian troops during the Boxer Rebellion.
German and Indian troops, Peking Legation Quarter, 1900.
German troops with captured Boxer flags.
French Colonial Infantry Marching through the French Concession, Tientsin
Postcard showing Waldersee inspecting Italian troops.
Japanese marines who served under the British commander Edward Hobart Seymour.
Russian troops during the Boxer Rebellion
American troops during the Boxer Rebellion.

On 14 August 1900, the allies marched to Beijing from Tianjin to relieve the Legation Quarter siege.

They also took part in the seizure of the Taku Forts commanding the approaches to Tianjin, and the boarding and capture of four Chinese destroyers by Capt. Roger Keyes of.

Palikao's bridge, on the evening of the battle of Palikao, by Émile Bayard

Second Opium War

War, lasting from 1856 to 1860, which pitted the British Empire and the French Empire against the Qing dynasty of China.

War, lasting from 1856 to 1860, which pitted the British Empire and the French Empire against the Qing dynasty of China.

Palikao's bridge, on the evening of the battle of Palikao, by Émile Bayard
The Illustrated London News print of the clipper steamship Ly-ee-moon, built for the opium trade, c. 1859
The execution of the Paris Foreign Missions Society missionary Auguste Chapdelaine was the official cause of the French involvement in the Second Opium War.
The capture of Ye Mingchen after the fall of Canton
British troops taking a fort in 1860
Signing of the Treaty of Tientsin in 1858
Cousin-Montauban leading French forces during the 1860 campaign
Looting of the Old Summer Palace by Anglo-French forces in 1860
Ruins of the "Western style" complex in the Old Summer Palace, burnt down by Anglo-French forces
British taking Beijing
Second China War Medal, with Taku Forts 1860 bar.
French medal of the China Campaign ("Médaille de la Campagne de Chine"), 1861, in the Musée de la Légion d'Honneur. The Chinese characters inscribed on the ribbons read 'Beijing'.
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Médaille de la Campagne de Chine, as Awarded to a member of the 101st Infantry
Qing flag seized by Anglo-French forces. The flag reads "親兵第五隊右營": Bodyguard, fifth squadron, right battalion (unit types are approximate), Les Invalides.

The coalition then cruised north to briefly capture the Taku Forts near Tientsin (Tianjin) in May 1858.

Binhai

Tianjin Juilliard School in Binhai,Tianjin
Tianjin Binhai Library

Binhai, officially known as Binhai New Area, is a sub-provincial district and state-level new area within the jurisdiction of Tianjin Municipality in the People's Republic of China.

The remnant of Taku Forts in the form of a gun platform overlooks the Hai River (Peiho River) in Binhai.