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Daemon
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Empress Dowager Cixi Ends Hundred Days of Reform in China (1898)

Empress Dowager Cixi was the de facto ruler of China for much of the period between 1861 and 1908. After the death of Emperor Xianfeng, as well as that of his only heir—his son by Cixi—she violated normal succession order and named her adoptive infant nephew Guangxu to the throne. In 1898, during the "hundred days of reform," Guangxu issued a series of radical decrees modernizing China's political and social structure. Cixi opposed the reforms and engineered a coup. What became of Guangxu? More...
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If only those young idealistic Chinese youth back then could see today's China!

They would be astounded at how China has become a nation respected (and feared) by the whole world.

They would be astounded at the high standard of living enjoyed by so many Chinese, including many in the countryside.

It was Napoleon, I hear, who predicted that one day China would wake up and shake the world.

When I was a child, parents in the United States would tell their children at the dinner table: "Finish all your food. Remember the starving children in China." Well, those days are over.
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Empress Dowager Cixi Ends Hundred Days of Reform in China (1898)

Empress Dowager Cixi was the de facto ruler of China for much of the period between 1861 and 1908. After the death of Emperor Xianfeng, as well as that of his only heir—his son by Cixi—she violated normal succession order and named her adoptive infant nephew Guangxu to the throne. In 1898, during the "hundred days of reform," Guangxu issued a series of radical decrees modernizing China's political and social structure. Cixi opposed the reforms and engineered a coup. What became of Guangxu? More...
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