On the 21st of November, 1894 Japanese soldiers massacred at least a thousand Chinese servicemen and civilians in Port Arthur (now Lüshunkou), China.
A Western media illustration of Japanese soldiers mutilating the bodies. X
The Japanese left only thirty-six people alive to bury the bodies. However, the number of people killed is highly disputed, with estimates ranging from a thousand to twenty-thousand.
The massacre was part of the First Sino-Japanese War, which was largely fought over the control of Korea.