Emperor Qianlong

'Lady Fucha and Emperor Qianlong,' the Cleveland Museum of Art. (Image: Public Domain)

The Most Virtuous Empress of the Qing Dynasty

Empress Xiaoxianchun, or Lady Fuca, (1712-1748) was one of the three most well-known empresses in the history of the Qing Dynasty. Despite lacking the political achievements of Empress Xiaozhuang (1633-1688) or the political power of Empress Dowager Cixi (1835-1908), Lady…

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The Most Virtuous Empress of the Qing Dynasty

Empress Xiaoxianchun, or Lady Fuca, (1712-1748) was one of the three most well-known empresses in the history of the Qing Dynasty. Despite lacking the political achievements of Empress Xiaozhuang (1633-1688)…

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A Wise Monk Outsmarted the Emperor of China

Dihui means slander, and just as his name suggests, wise monk Dihui liked to express his opinions on current events, and condemn anything and anyone at will. Dihui was a…