Empress Xiaoxianchun

'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)…