Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Chinese Imperial Family Reunion
Even more so than most non-reigning royal families, relatives of China's last Emperor, Pu Yi (1906-1967), tend to keep a low profile. Recently, however, many of them gathered to celebrate a new series of books about the imperial family. Sadly, the article as well as some of its comments show how successful Communist anti-imperial indoctrination has been, even among the relatives themselves. The fall of the ancient Chinese monarchy in 1911-12 was one of the first signs of how horrible the 20th century would be. Even a relentlessly optimistic (at least publicly) monarchist like me has a hard time seeing how Imperial China could ever be restored. RIP Pu Yi.