Women, power, lessons

This woman is The Empress Of Xianfeng, Cian

As Xianfeng continued to relinquish power, Cixi became the de facto ruler of the ancient empire. To this, manchu dynasty wenwu is also full of complaints. In 1861, after the humiliation of the Second Opium War, emperor Xianfeng came to the end of his life at the Rehe Summer Resort. In this critical autumn, can Cixi naturally assume sole power? Of course not, because there is another woman of...

She began to put the Han bureaucracy in position

As long as The empress Dowager was alive, the pattern of the two empress dowager officiating from behind the curtain could not be shaken. On the surface, Cian is a kind - looking, soft - hearted person. But Cixi was well aware that cian, a well-bred, well-educated official queen, was bound to have great skill and cunning. For example, when the Xinyou coup occurred, Cian's acquiescence helped...
Women, power, lessons

The Qing was a controversial dynasty

One midsummer night, the bored Emperor Xianfeng was taking a walk in his palace. At that time, the Qing dynasty was in an extraordinary period of internal and external difficulties. At home, Emperor Xianfeng had to deal with the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom movement, and he also had to be on guard against the actions of the British and French powers. He was anxious and worried all day long. At night,...
Women, power, lessons

The controversy surrounding Cixi continues today

Then, in 1881, When Cian, who had always been in good health, suddenly died, the Forbidden City began to wonder: How could the empress dowager, who was only in her forties, have died in such a hurry? On the most basic political logic, Cixi must be the prime suspect.But to this day, no hard evidence has been found. Whatever the truth of history, living longer is always a matter of pride in...