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Empress Xiaokemin (Wan Rong,) last Qing empress of China. She was married at 16 to Puyi, the final emperor in the Qing dynasty, and would later become the empress of the puppet state Manchukuo in the 1930s and 1940s.

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Empress Xiaokemin (Wan Rong,) last Qing empress of China. She was married at 16 to Puyi, the final emperor in the Qing dynasty, and would later become the empress of the puppet state Manchukuo in the...

Empress Wangrong (1906-1946), consort of Emperor Xuantong,(Henry Puyi) the last Emperor of China.

Empress Wangrong (1906-1946), consort of Emperor Xuantong,(Henry Puyi) the last Emperor of China.

Lady Yehenara from the Imperial Qing court, Cixi's younger sister Yehenara Wanzhen was the principal wife of Prince Chun (1872–1891) of the First Rank (醇親王) and gave birth to Emperor Guangxu.

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Lady Yehenara from the Imperial Qing court, Cixi's younger sister Yehenara Wanzhen was the principal wife of Prince Chun (1872–1891) of the First Rank (醇親王) and gave birth to Emperor Guangxu.

Empress Dowager Cixi 慈禧太后 with attendants on Zhonghai Lake, Beijing, 1903.  n one series of images—taken in the summer of 1903 at Zhonghai, a lake west of the Forbidden City—Cixi adopts the role of Guanyin, the Buddhist bodhisattva of compassion. She sits near an array of potted lotuses, before a painted backdrop of the Purple Bamboo Grove of Guanyin. Her attendants adopt the guises of the bodhisattva’s attendants.

Empress Dowager Cixi 慈禧太后 with attendants on Zhonghai Lake, Beijing, 1903. n one series of images—taken in the summer of 1903 at Zhonghai, a lake west of the Forbidden City—Cixi adopts the role of Guanyin, the Buddhist bodhisattva of compassion. She sits near an array of potted lotuses, before a painted backdrop of the Purple Bamboo Grove of Guanyin. Her attendants adopt the guises of the bodhisattva’s attendants.

Lady Gobulo, Empress Xiaokemin (13 November 1906 – 20 June 1946), better known as Empress Wanrong, was the empress of Puyi, the last Emperor of China and final ruler of the Qing Dynasty. She became empress of the puppet state of Manchukuo when Puyi was installed as its nominal ruler during the Second Sino-Japanese War.

Lady Gobulo, Empress Xiaokemin (13 November 1906 – 20 June 1946), better known as Empress Wanrong, was the empress of Puyi, the last Emperor of China and final ruler of the Qing Dynasty. She became empress of the puppet state of Manchukuo when Puyi was installed as its nominal ruler during the Second Sino-Japanese War.

This is an image of Puyi, he is known as the last emperor of China because he was the last emperor of China

This is an image of Puyi, he is known as the last emperor of China because he was the last emperor of China

stereoscope card, China, late 19C

Li Yuqin (15 July 1928 - 24 April 2001), sometimes referred to as the "Last Imperial Concubine" (末代皇娘), was the fourth wife of China's last emperor Puyi. She married Puyi when the latter was the nominal ruler of Manchukuo, a puppet state established by the Empire of Japan during the Second Sino-Japanese War.

Five Wives of The Last Emperor Puyi - China culture

The first wife: Empress Wan Rong The second wife: Wen Xiu The third wife: Tan Yuling The fourth wife: Li Yuqin The fifth wife: Li Shuxian

Wellington Koo, Chinese diplomat and a representative to the Paris Peace Conference [1919]

Empress Dowager Cixi's 慈禧太后 bedroom in the Forbidden City.

Empress Dowager Cixi's 慈禧太后 bedroom in the Forbidden City.