Chungchun Imperial Palace of the Puppet Emperor

Those that know the movie ‘The Last Emperor’ will know about the last Emperor of the Qing dynasty in China, Puyi, who was deposed when he was six and who later was installed in this Changchun palace as the puppet emperor of Japanese Occupied Manchukuo (Manchuria) (1931 to 1945).

The palace tells the story of Puyi and his many mistresses and is accompanied by a museum showing atrocities carried out by the Japanese during a truly terrible time for, I expect, both countries.

Just a few pics for completeness. Think opulence, opium, kimono, chemical warfare experiments and the horrors of war and of selling yourself out.

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