Twilight in the Forbidden City

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Twilight in the Forbidden City ❴KINDLE❵ ❃ Twilight in the Forbidden City Author Reginald Fleming Johnston – Polishdarling.co.uk According to the title page, the Amereon House edition was limited to copies No dust jacketBritish academic and diplomat Reginald Fleming Johnston published Twilight in the Forbidden City in The w According to the title page, the Amereon House the Forbidden PDF/EPUB ë edition was limited tocopies No dust jacketBritish academic and diplomat Reginald Fleming Johnston published Twilight in the Forbidden City inThe work is a memoir of Johnston s time in Beijing betweenand , at the court of the Qing Dynasty, where he served as tutor to Aisin Gioro Puyi , last emperor of China Johnston was one of only two foreigners who were permitted to enter the Twilight in Epub / imperial palace, and so his account provides a unique Western perspective on the epochal events of the period The work has a preface by the emperor Puyi and includes detailed descriptions of palace rituals, including Puyi s wedding ceremony translations of key documents Johnston s perspective on the revolution ofand therestoration his observations on Chinese society as a whole and eye witness accounts of the political intrigues of the palace The memoir was dramatised in in the Forbidden PDF/EPUB ¶ Bernardo Bertolucci s cinematic masterpiece, The Last EmperorTable of ContentsIntroduction PrefaceThe Reform Movement of The collapse of the Reform MovementReaction and the Boxer Movement,The last years of Kuang Hsu,The Empress Dowager, T z HsiThe Revolution, The Articles of Favourable Treatment of the Manchu Imperial HouseThe Ta Ch ing and the Hung Hsien EmperorsChange Hsun and the Restoration of Autobiography of the Old Man of the Pine Tree translated from the ChineseThe Forbidden City,The Imperial tutorsThe Manchu court in twilightThe Imperial Household Department Nei Wu FuThe dragon unfledgedMonarchist hopes and dreamsThe dragon restlessThe dragon flaps his wingsDragon and phoenixPlots and stratagemsThe Imperial gardenThe summer palaceThe Fifth of NovemberThe dragon cagedThe flight of the dragon Epilogue the dragon goes home Pedigree of the Manchu Emperors Notes Index.


10 thoughts on “Twilight in the Forbidden City

  1. Yigal Zur Yigal Zur says:

    great tale of the last period of the forbidden city in the beginning of the 20 century before it became what we see today an empty and ghostly hugh palace with no soul just amazing building it tells the story of pu i the last emperor i had the pleasure to meet his brother few months before he passed away.


  2. Curt Carpenter Curt Carpenter says:

    A fairly difficult read for me I wish I had a better understanding of the people and events of the day I also wish the book would be republished with proper pinyin with tones for all names instead of whatever system he used I can t figure out how to pronounce most proper nouns, which drives me nuts There are so many people that I wish there were a quick reference list of who s who, and maybe some background on each I guess that s what you get form a first person account There are some re A fairly difficult read for me I wish I had a better understanding of the people and events of the day I also wish the book would be republished with proper pinyin with tones for all names instead of whatever system he used I can t figure out how to pronounce most proper nouns, which drives me nuts There are so many people that I wish there were a quick reference list of who s who, and maybe some background on each I guess that s what you get form a first person account There are some really interesting stories, such as someone cutting out a chunk of their own flesh from their leg to use as medicine for someone else


  3. Shin Toyotomi Shin Toyotomi says:

    Very important book if you told about WW2 in China And history about puppet emperor Pu Yi his tragedy and his happiness as young dreamer You can see what is real loneliness life emperor was living.


  4. Kathy Kathy says:

    Inside look at the last Emperor of China, as seen and recounted by his personal tutor Fascinating


  5. Jaap Grolleman Jaap Grolleman says:

    A highly personal and therefore subjective telling of Chinese history, spanning 1898 to 1934, and also a rare first hand experience from inside the Forbidden City Johnston is an intellectual tutor who grows into a surrogate father to Puyi, and talks in rich detail about China s transition from a monarchy in chaos, to that of a republic in chaos Johnston is hugely biased in favour of the monarchy The book helps you understand the foundation of the 1911 revolution, which was a bigger histori A highly personal and therefore subjective telling of Chinese history, spanning 1898 to 1934, and also a rare first hand experience from inside the Forbidden City Johnston is an intellectual tutor who grows into a surrogate father to Puyi, and talks in rich detail about China s transition from a monarchy in chaos, to that of a republic in chaos Johnston is hugely biased in favour of the monarchy The book helps you understand the foundation of the 1911 revolution, which was a bigger historical event than the advent of Mao Equally, the book itself is of historical importance as it was used against Puyi in his trail in 1946 at the International Military Tribunal for the Far East in Tokyo


  6. Ufuk Ufuk says:

    Gives a wonderful view of the last emperor of China during his last palace days in the Forbidden City and how he dealt with all the plots against him warlords, all kinds of republican movements and political parties.The last emperor of China is often seen as a traitor of his own people because he let himself be used by the Japanese as a puppet of the Japanese Empire as the emperor of Manchukuo Traitor or no traitor, after reading the book you understand a lot better why he decided to choose Gives a wonderful view of the last emperor of China during his last palace days in the Forbidden City and how he dealt with all the plots against him warlords, all kinds of republican movements and political parties.The last emperor of China is often seen as a traitor of his own people because he let himself be used by the Japanese as a puppet of the Japanese Empire as the emperor of Manchukuo Traitor or no traitor, after reading the book you understand a lot better why he decided to choose this path.Wonderfully written by his teacher Johnston


  7. Guillem Sabaté Guillem Sabaté says:

    Amazing It gives you a first hand insight in the live of the last chin emperor and the political turmoil of the first 30 years of the previous century in China I really recommend it, although you be familiar with Chinese geography and the most important episodes in Chinese history to fully comprehend it.


  8. Neil Crowle Neil Crowle says:

    Very interesting and enlightening history of the early Chinese republic and its attitude to the abdicated Emperor A little repetitive in places as Johnston had clear points he wished to make, and he stressed them through repetition.


  9. Sue Chaplin Sue Chaplin says:

    I have been meaning to read this book ever since watching the film The last Emperor It certainly gave details that I did not understand from the film and gave meof a perspective on Chinese politics of the time I now want to watch the film again.


  10. Y Chen Y Chen says:

    5 5


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10 thoughts on “Twilight in the Forbidden City

  1. Yigal Zur Yigal Zur says:

    great tale of the last period of the forbidden city in the beginning of the 20 century before it became what we see today an empty and ghostly hugh palace with no soul just amazing building it tells the story of pu i the last emperor i had the pleasure to meet his brother few months before he passed away.


  2. Curt Carpenter Curt Carpenter says:

    A fairly difficult read for me I wish I had a better understanding of the people and events of the day I also wish the book would be republished with proper pinyin with tones for all names instead of whatever system he used I can t figure out how to pronounce most proper nouns, which drives me nuts There are so many people that I wish there were a quick reference list of who s who, and maybe some background on each I guess that s what you get form a first person account There are some re A fairly difficult read for me I wish I had a better understanding of the people and events of the day I also wish the book would be republished with proper pinyin with tones for all names instead of whatever system he used I can t figure out how to pronounce most proper nouns, which drives me nuts There are so many people that I wish there were a quick reference list of who s who, and maybe some background on each I guess that s what you get form a first person account There are some really interesting stories, such as someone cutting out a chunk of their own flesh from their leg to use as medicine for someone else


  3. Shin Toyotomi Shin Toyotomi says:

    Very important book if you told about WW2 in China And history about puppet emperor Pu Yi his tragedy and his happiness as young dreamer You can see what is real loneliness life emperor was living.


  4. Kathy Kathy says:

    Inside look at the last Emperor of China, as seen and recounted by his personal tutor Fascinating


  5. Jaap Grolleman Jaap Grolleman says:

    A highly personal and therefore subjective telling of Chinese history, spanning 1898 to 1934, and also a rare first hand experience from inside the Forbidden City Johnston is an intellectual tutor who grows into a surrogate father to Puyi, and talks in rich detail about China s transition from a monarchy in chaos, to that of a republic in chaos Johnston is hugely biased in favour of the monarchy The book helps you understand the foundation of the 1911 revolution, which was a bigger histori A highly personal and therefore subjective telling of Chinese history, spanning 1898 to 1934, and also a rare first hand experience from inside the Forbidden City Johnston is an intellectual tutor who grows into a surrogate father to Puyi, and talks in rich detail about China s transition from a monarchy in chaos, to that of a republic in chaos Johnston is hugely biased in favour of the monarchy The book helps you understand the foundation of the 1911 revolution, which was a bigger historical event than the advent of Mao Equally, the book itself is of historical importance as it was used against Puyi in his trail in 1946 at the International Military Tribunal for the Far East in Tokyo


  6. Ufuk Ufuk says:

    Gives a wonderful view of the last emperor of China during his last palace days in the Forbidden City and how he dealt with all the plots against him warlords, all kinds of republican movements and political parties.The last emperor of China is often seen as a traitor of his own people because he let himself be used by the Japanese as a puppet of the Japanese Empire as the emperor of Manchukuo Traitor or no traitor, after reading the book you understand a lot better why he decided to choose Gives a wonderful view of the last emperor of China during his last palace days in the Forbidden City and how he dealt with all the plots against him warlords, all kinds of republican movements and political parties.The last emperor of China is often seen as a traitor of his own people because he let himself be used by the Japanese as a puppet of the Japanese Empire as the emperor of Manchukuo Traitor or no traitor, after reading the book you understand a lot better why he decided to choose this path.Wonderfully written by his teacher Johnston


  7. Guillem Sabaté Guillem Sabaté says:

    Amazing It gives you a first hand insight in the live of the last chin emperor and the political turmoil of the first 30 years of the previous century in China I really recommend it, although you be familiar with Chinese geography and the most important episodes in Chinese history to fully comprehend it.


  8. Neil Crowle Neil Crowle says:

    Very interesting and enlightening history of the early Chinese republic and its attitude to the abdicated Emperor A little repetitive in places as Johnston had clear points he wished to make, and he stressed them through repetition.


  9. Sue Chaplin Sue Chaplin says:

    I have been meaning to read this book ever since watching the film The last Emperor It certainly gave details that I did not understand from the film and gave meof a perspective on Chinese politics of the time I now want to watch the film again.


  10. Y Chen Y Chen says:

    5 5


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