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    Today, 10:14 AM
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    Retired, living now in NJ. A bilingual writer and poet, who have published 4 books in Chinese and 2 books in translation of Chinese classics into...
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    Today, 10:06 AM
    xlwoo replied to a thread Empress dowager cixi in General Writing
    Yihuan, Yixin's brother, was with Sushun. They would stay for the night in a small town. Yixin dispatched a messenger there with a written order to...
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    12-13-2017, 10:49 AM
    xlwoo replied to a thread Empress dowager cixi in General Writing
    It accused the counselors, especially the three chief counselors, of the following main crimes: When they assisted the late emperor, they handled the...
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    12-11-2017, 09:47 AM
    xlwoo replied to a thread Empress dowager cixi in General Writing
    Yixin had had a meeting with three prime ministers, who disliked Sushun and had great influence among courtiers. They readily gave their support...
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    12-09-2017, 02:51 PM
    xlwoo started a thread On Confucius in General Writing
    Quite a few readers in the US or other countries may hear of Confucius (551-479 BC), but seldom know what kind of a person he really was. His...
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    12-08-2017, 10:19 AM
    xlwoo replied to a thread Empress dowager cixi in General Writing
    On the day they were to leave the Summer Palace, they were divided into two groups. One group started first, which mainly comprised the empress...
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    12-06-2017, 09:50 AM
    xlwoo replied to a thread Empress dowager cixi in General Writing
    Sushun could think of nothing more to say and had to retire. His goal wasn't achieved. He had wished that when he complained, East Empress Dowager...
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    12-04-2017, 01:13 PM
    xlwoo replied to a thread Empress dowager cixi in General Writing
    “Since there are still wars in the southern provinces, we must save every tael of silver to support the wars.” observed Sushun. “You are right.”...
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    12-01-2017, 09:41 AM
    xlwoo replied to a thread Empress dowager cixi in General Writing
    Chapter 16 Sushun always wanted to belittle West Empress Dowager, because she was the ambitious one, but he didn't succeed. Now he got another...
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    11-29-2017, 10:00 AM
    xlwoo replied to a thread Empress dowager cixi in General Writing
    When Commander Shengbao sent in a request that he wished to come in person to pay his last respects to the late emperor to show his loyalty and...
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    11-27-2017, 09:48 AM
    xlwoo replied to a thread Empress dowager cixi in General Writing
    That afternoon, forgetful of the nap they took everyday, the two empress dowagers had a discussion about the serious situation. “It's surprised...
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    11-24-2017, 10:18 AM
    xlwoo replied to a thread Empress dowager cixi in General Writing
    “It's really not necessary for the empress dowagers to read reports.” He said aloud. The face of East Empress Dowager became pale and the face of...
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    11-22-2017, 09:35 AM
    xlwoo replied to a thread Empress dowager cixi in General Writing
    Chapter 15 When the written reply was sent in, West Empress Dowager read it first. As East Empress Dowager had no ambition and was a...
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    11-20-2017, 09:44 AM
    xlwoo replied to a thread Empress dowager cixi in General Writing
    When the two empress dowagers knew that they could not keep the report any longer, they got together to discuss how to deal with the counselors. In...
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    11-17-2017, 09:47 AM
    xlwoo replied to a thread Empress dowager cixi in General Writing
    Just as everyone was getting prepared on a return journey, a report of suggestion written by Critique Official Dong came from the capital on...
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    11-15-2017, 10:15 AM
    xlwoo replied to a thread Empress dowager cixi in General Writing
    Chapter 14 Yixin and his followers had plotted against the counselors long before he came to the Summer Palace, but it was too early to let the...
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