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Twilight in the Forbidden City


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Introduction; Preface; 1. The Reform Movement of 1898; 2. The collapse of the Reform Movement; 3. Reaction and the Boxer Movement, 1898-1901; 4. The last years of Kuang-Hsu, 1901-1908; 5. The Empress-Dowager, T`zu-Hsi; 6. The Revolution, 1911; 7. The 'Articles of Favourable Treatment' of the Manchu Imperial House; 8. The Ta Ch`ing and the Hung Hsien Emperors; 9. Change Hsun and the Restoration of 1917; 10. Autobiography of the Old Man of the Pine-Tree (translated from the Chinese); 11. The Forbidden City, 1919-1924; 12. The Imperial tutors; 13. The Manchu court in twilight; 14. The Imperial Household Department (Nei Wu Fu); 15. The dragon unfledged; 16. Monarchist hopes and dreams; 17. The dragon restless; 18. The dragon flaps his wings; 19. Dragon and phoenix; 20. Plots and stratagems; 21. The Imperial garden; 22. The summer palace; 23. The Fifth of November; 24. The dragon caged; 25. The flight of the dragon; Epilogue: the dragon goes home; Pedigree of the Manchu Emperors; Notes; Index.

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Johnson's account of the last years of the Chinese Qing dynasty provides a unique Western perspective on this historic period.

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