Born February 7, 1906

A scene from The Last Emperor, with Lisa Lu as Empress Dowager and Richard Vuu as Puyi

died October 17, 1967, Beijing

The Last Emperor of China


Emperor’s life, From An Emperor In His Castle To a Seller In A Booth


The Last Empress

Pu Yi is a chickenshit traitor. The comments are too nice to this asshole.
They should have just executed him.
Would you rather live under Mao's communist China or the Dynastic China that had been the norm for almost 4000 years?
Incredibly interesting and educational.  First time I've seen or even been aware of this documentary.
Thanks for uploading it.
What a story! And a fascinating complement to the feature film "The Last Emperor".
"May you live in interesting times" is (purportedly) a Chinese curse which certainly applied to Pu Yi.
His is a deeply moving story of an ordinary man, not a hero, and not equipped with any especially great moral resolve or intelligence, placed by fate in the eye of a storm of history.
It's so easy to judge him for his failures and cowardice. If you want to scare yourself, ask yourself this --- if you had been an ordinary man in an ordinary job living in Nazi Germany, what would you have done? How much more terrible for Pu Yi in his very extraordinary situation.
And the story has a strangely life-affirming end. Thanks for the upload!
At least Nicolas II of Russia died with his honor intact. While Pu(-ppet) Yi became a soulless Zombie in the service of the Communists. Kissing the ass of Mao. Poor Gay Yi.
A sad, tragic story.  Politics aside, this man is a human being who made mistakes, like we all do & suffered the consequences of being naïve & sheltered.  Good to know he finally found true love & relative peace. 
Bottom line - that's what important in life - what we are all searching for.  PEACE & LOVE.
mm let's see, he sold out Manchuria to the Japanese, so he could be emperor again...I think surrendering part of your country to another for your personal benefit could be considered something like a traitor
Who made this documentary as there are no credits? It is very, very good.
I have studied Monarchs for over 20 years. Pu-Yi had come across in my studies of Hirohito ( Emperor Showa ). This is a must-see documentary for anyone wishing to study such a dynamic, yet reflexive man.
Truly a masterpiece by this film's creators, sparing very little detail and very happy to have found it.
The many emperors of China failed to unite the country Sun Yat Sen and Chiang Kai Shek failed Mao was the only one strong enough to do it.  CHINA IS NOT THE SICK MAN OF ASIA ANYMORE 
Bonjour, I feel no pity for him at all. He got what he deserved. No...i will say he got very lucky indeed... Why? He was a traitor to the nation. Collaborating with those bastards... I mean the  Japanese invader... For what? A puppet throne in the best of scenarios with no power at all... Sacrifice a whole nation just for a hypothetical personal absolute power?.... Emperor of my ass. A true monarch loves its country no matter what.
If your former subjects said they did not want a monarchic regime anymore you have to respect that or raise an army of  Chinese royalists and fight instead of sleeping with the enemy who is using you to enslave your own people.  For that, The Chinese will never forgive him. I truly believe He should have been shot at the post as the coward he was.
PU I was nothing more than a little self-obsessed narcissist.
 He didn't care a wit about his own people and collaborated with the Japanese.
 They should have hanged him after the war!

Mao's Great Famine

Chairman Mao Documentary The Cultural Revolution Destruction Of China

The funeral of Mao 1976

China's Revolution after Mao

Revolution and its sizzling Economic Revolution. But you haven't heard about its other great social upheaval - the Chinese Sexual Revolution - and like everything in that country, it's happening at warp speed.

It's China's version of the 60s revolution - on steroids.
China's Sexual Revolution is the world's first glimpse - often using secret cameras - into this forbidden new China.

It's a surprising portrait of the Chinese today: the new free love generation that's left their parents in shock; the booming sex industry that's creating an HIV crisis; the new generation of career women and feminists that suddenly wants it all - while millions of men feel left out.

This long untold story goes back to the days of Chairman Mao, who made sexuality a great taboo. He ordered everyone to wear unisexual Mao suits, and forbid women from wearing sexy clothing, getting stylish haircuts, or even wearing make-up.

Men and women were expected to be comrades - not lovers - though Mao himself enjoyed an emperor's sex life, seeking virgins to retain his "youthö".

China's sexual libido was bottled up for 50 years, but now itÆs bursting loose, with dramatic effects on marriage, personal freedom and the government itself.


WWII BATTLEGROUND: Japanese Invasion of China 1937-1944

I'm glad now I live in a peaceful era. China is NO1 Japanese trade partner.
Japan is full of Chinese tourists. and I enjoy Chin-san( Chinese cook) s 
delicious Chinese food in Japan.  I love peace.
Although India -China had brief border conflict in 1962 but there is no rage between India and China.
Both countries are ancient honorable civilizations, so they have mutual respect for each other.
Chinese food is very popular in India.
As a Japanese, I apologize for China. I really hate wars. I'm glad now I live in a peaceful era.
China is NO1 Japanese trade partner. Japan is full of Chinese tourists. and I enjoy Chin-san Chinese cook s  delicious Chinese food in Japan.  I love peace.

WWII BATTLEGROUND: Japanese Invasion of China 1937-1944