The Last Manchu by Henry Pu Yi
The Autobiography of Henry Pu Yi, Last Emperor of China

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A psychological and historical document sui generis which may but should not fall on deaf ears.
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In 1908 at the age of two, Henry Pu Yi ascended to become the last emperor of the centuries-old Manchu dynasty. After revolutionaries forced Pu Yi to abdicate in 1911, the young emperor lived for thirteen years in Peking’s Forbidden City, but with none of the power his birth afforded him. The remainder of Pu Yi’s life was lived out in a topsy-turvy fashion: fleeing from a Chinese warlord, becoming head of a Japanese puppet state, being confined to a Russian prison in Siberia, and enduring taxing labor. The Last Manchu is a unique, enthralling record of China’s most turbulent, dramatic years.
 

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Henry Pu Yi is more commonly known as "the last emperor." He lived in Beijing, Manchuria, and Siberia before becoming an ordinary citizen of the People's Republic of China. He died in 1967. Paul Kramer (1915-2008) was a naval officer and a secret service agent. He acquired and edited Henry Pu Yi's autobiography in 1965 after learning about it from Chinese American friends.
 
Published March 1, 2010 by Skyhorse Publishing. 352 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction
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