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“Five of China’s Worst ‘Last Emperors’,” The World of Chinese

Five of China’s Worst ‘Last Emperors’

In China, the “bad last emperor” is a bit of cliché. The hackneyed revolutions of the dynastic cycle eventually turn from the heroic founder to the dunderheaded descendant who undoes all the founder’s good work.

Originally published by The World of Chinese on January 20, 2017