The Life of PuyI

“Life of Puyi” is a talk about the last emperor of China, based on research conducted by Beijing Postcards.

On November 5 1924 the boy emperor, Puyi, was forced to leave the Forbidden City, the Imperial palace of the Ming and Qing dynasties. When the young, bespectacled monarch was expelled, it was also the end of the Imperial governance of the Forbidden City. Hundreds of eunuchs, acrobats, soldiers, servants, etc. followed the ex-monarch into the dusty streets of Beijing and the most important institution in Chinese history was abolished for good.

The film “The Last Emperor” is to many the first introduction to Imperial China. But what did the Imperial departure really mean to China? And what did it mean to Beijing? How is Puyi remembered today? Does his legacy in fact hold any significance at all?

Date: Saturday, May 27th
Time: 2:30pm – 4:00pm 
Cost: 100 RMB, 50 RMB for members

At The Hutong:

Event Properties

Event date: 05-27-2017 02:30 下午
Event End Date: 05-27-2017 04:00 下午
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price ¥100.00
Location The Hutong