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    Today, 09:49 AM
    xlwoo replied to a thread Empress dowager cixi in General Writing
    On January 22, 1863, an order was secretly dispatched to have Shengbao taken under custody and escorted to the capital. The difficult task was given...
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    01-15-2018, 11:36 AM
    xlwoo replied to a thread Empress dowager cixi in General Writing
    Elder Zeng governed four provinces, including Anhui Province. He didn't like to have Commander Shengbao to stay in his governing area. And Shengbao,...
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    01-12-2018, 10:16 AM
    xlwoo replied to a thread Empress dowager cixi in General Writing
    In 1860 when the foreign troops approached Peking, Commander Shengbao was summoned there to defend the capital. He wanted Miao to go with him, but...
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    01-10-2018, 10:08 AM
    xlwoo replied to a thread Empress dowager cixi in General Writing
    Ambitious people always want to make things better whenever they have the power for the change. So did West Empress Dowager. Since a scholar...
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    01-08-2018, 09:37 AM
    xlwoo replied to a thread Empress dowager cixi in General Writing
    West Empress Dowager was very eager to get the empress dowager system going, but it was unsuitable to urge Yixin. So she seized every opportunity to...
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    01-05-2018, 09:40 AM
    xlwoo replied to a thread Empress dowager cixi in General Writing
    Chapter 18 There was another tradition that everything the late emperor had used must be either given to the courtiers as mementos or burned. So...
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    01-03-2018, 09:57 AM
    xlwoo replied to a thread Empress dowager cixi in General Writing
    A lot of letters were found in Sushun's study. When Sushun had been in power, many officials and officers had written to him to vie into his favor....
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    12-29-2017, 10:10 AM
    xlwoo replied to a thread Empress dowager cixi in General Writing
    Another order was issued that Sushun's estate, including his personal properties, should be confiscated. Government clerks, headed by Secretary...
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    12-27-2017, 11:38 AM
    xlwoo replied to a thread Empress dowager cixi in General Writing
    Not long after the prisoner arrived, an official came on horseback to announce the emperor's order of execution. Sushun rejected to kneel and began...
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    12-22-2017, 09:45 AM
    xlwoo replied to a thread Empress dowager cixi in General Writing
    “They treat me so unfair. I helped the late emperor to handle the state affairs in such a difficult time. I must let them know.” Sushun complained....
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    12-20-2017, 09:47 AM
    xlwoo replied to a thread Empress dowager cixi in General Writing
    The Secretarial Bureau had a meeting to discuss what were the offences that the three chief counselors had committed. There was no debate, no...
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    12-18-2017, 10:38 AM
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    Chapter 17 Since all the counselors were either arrested or removed from office, a new power center should be established. Yixin gathered his...
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