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    10-18-2017, 09:07 AM
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    Concubine Yan came and took seat where the queen had sat, weeping too. The emperor told her to be nice to the queen, and after giving her another...
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    10-16-2017, 08:43 AM
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    “But you must protect her if any harm will befall her.” said the emperor. Sushun heaved a sigh of relief. “I'll defend Queen with my life.” The...
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    10-13-2017, 08:49 AM
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    “Not enough.” said Sushun, “It's better to add someone closer to the emperor in genealogy to make eight counselors.” In old China, family...
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    10-12-2017, 11:56 AM
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    In the Chinese history, when a new emperor was too young to rule the country, there were two systems to be adopted: the counselor system and the...
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    10-11-2017, 08:34 AM
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    Chapter 11 The royal doctors diagnosed that the emperor was suffering from a terminal disease, but they could not tell the truth, because no one...
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    10-09-2017, 08:28 AM
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    When the emperor had been well and healthy, almost everyday he had given out written orders about this and that, however trivial it was. Now since...
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    10-07-2017, 08:26 AM
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    The sickness of the emperor became serious. He coughed blood more often. Although Concubine Yan helped him to read the daily reports, he still...
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    10-05-2017, 07:45 AM
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    During the three feasting days, ignoring the advice of the doctors, the emperor ate too much and got too tired so that on the evening of the last day...
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    09-29-2017, 04:04 PM
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    On the day before the birthday, only the royal family watched the operas in the daytime and a feast was given in the evening for all to attend, the...
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    09-25-2017, 08:30 AM
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    Chapter 10 What the emperor mostly did in the Summer Palace was to watch performances of Peking Operas, which, when in the Forbidden City, he...
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    09-23-2017, 08:15 AM
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    In the Secretarial Bureau, there were clerical officials to help the secretaries with their clerical work, like drafting an order for the emperor, a...
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    09-21-2017, 11:56 AM
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    The only person Sushun feared was Yixin. He had a finger in the emperor's alienation of his brother. He knew that if the emperor had trusted in...
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