Sunday, March 23, 2014

March 23, Puyi 溥仪



Puyi (溥仪; pinyin:Pǔyí) The last Emperor of China and the twelfth and final ruler of the Qing Dynasty, Fushun, China

 

 

When I was in high school studying ancient Chinese history, my classmates and I were all very happy when we finally reached to the last dynasty, Qing. The last emperor was a sign of hope; we would then move on to the familiar renewed modern political systems. Little did I know until the movie “Last Emperor” came out; our country’s last emperor Puyi was imprisoned as a war criminal for ten years only 20 miles away. 

In just few days, we will visit Forbidden City in Beijing, which was once was Puyi’s palace. He became the Emperor at age of 2 years and 10 month old. At the age most kids just started to talk in sentences. He was taught by his father to sit on the throne and manage the country. You wondered why the dynasty was soon over. What would life be in charge of everyone at such young age and yet live in a prison later in life? Even though history has been passing us by, how we can leave a positive influence around us is still a challenge.

17 comments:

  1. 1.Mao lao shi I got 2nd place!
    2.What is the weather like in China?

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    1. Well, i know im not miao lao shi but, i know the weather is in the 70s Elise!

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    2. Thank you, Alicia! It is in 70th. Very nice weather without pollution.:)
      Congrats to both of you. You worked very hard!

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  2. WOW!!!
    藐老师,这个照片真好!你,Ricky和Liliya要吃什么?你要吃北京鸭么?Ricky和Liliya也喜欢吃北京鸭么?

    谢谢,思思

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  3. I would feel very unhappy to be emperor when I was young ,Being put in jail because of who you were when you were born. seems very sad.

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  4. where did he live after he was in jail?
    Did he have a job?
    who were his parents?

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  5. The weather here is soooo cold!

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  6. Is it warm there because it is sooooooo cold here.

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    1. Beijing is 76-80 now. Sorry to hear.

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  7. How old is the Forbidden City?

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  8. Was Genghis Khan the parent/grandparent of emperor Puyi?

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  9. how far away is china from the u.s.

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  10. I love your story about studying the dynasties and finally getting to the last one. You are very funny!

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  11. Do you like studying history?

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