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.