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    Yesterday, 11:15 AM
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    The emperor was chocked by the message. He scraped up all his forces on hand, including the regiment of his bodyguards, one hundred and fifty...
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    08-12-2017, 08:25 AM
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    Chapter 6 The historians have discussed why the Qing government armies were so easily defeated and their conclusions are: (1) The military system...
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    08-10-2017, 08:58 AM
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    On February 9, 1853, after the Chinese New Year, the Peaceful Army left Wuchang City, dividing itself again into two sections. They went on land...
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    08-08-2017, 08:58 AM
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    They put up slogans so that people could know what was their goal. Their slogans were: If there's land, plough together; if there's food, eat...
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    08-08-2017, 08:56 AM
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    I wrote it directly in English. No such a book in Chinese. It was already published in bookform and can be bought on amazon.com
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    08-05-2017, 10:06 AM
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    One day in May of 1843, he found time heavy on hands. As he wanted to get some book to read for pastime, he came across the copy long forgotten. It...
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    08-03-2017, 10:03 AM
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    Chapter 5 Unfortunately for Emperor Xianfeng, in the second year of his reign, 1851, a great rebellion broke out in the south of China on a large...
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    08-01-2017, 08:37 AM
    xlwoo replied to a thread Empress dowager cixi in General Writing
    After giving birth to a son, Concubine Yan expected the emperor's visit everyday, but for a long time the emperor seemed forgetting her. At length...
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    07-29-2017, 08:33 AM
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    Sushun and Duanhua were brothers. Since Duanhua was the elder one, he inherited the title of Prince Zheng when their father died. But the younger...
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    07-27-2017, 10:15 AM
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    So Royal Concubine Yan said accordingly, “Yes, it's my fault.” But she pleaded, “I can't refuse to be carried to the emperor's chamber.” (Implied,...
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    07-25-2017, 09:01 AM
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    Chapter 4 Emperor Xianfeng had such a strong desire for sex that he couldn't spend a single night sleeping without a woman beside him in bed. ...
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    07-22-2017, 08:52 AM
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    At three year's intervals, the selection of girls for the emperor would begin. It lasted for several months. First, every family of the Mandarin...
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    07-20-2017, 09:56 AM
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    Chapter 3 A scholar should always care for a scholar friend, or his family when he was dead. It was required by old Chinese customs and...
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