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There is a problem with Pu Yi's existence. According to the Wikipedia article on his father, In 1900, when the foreign powers entered Beijing, the fiancée of Prince Chun had committed suicide to avoid the dishonor of rape. Cixi saw an opportunity there: in 1902, on his return from Germany, Prince Chun was ordered by Cixi to marry Youlan (幼蘭), the daughter of the Manchu general Ronglu (榮祿) (1836-1903), from the Guwalgiya clan, one of the leaders of the conservative faction at the court, and a staunch supporter of Cixi. Without Western powers entering Beijing, his original fiancee would likely have lived, and thus, he would never have married Youlan. Therefore, I'm making the assumption that, though he has the same name, Pu Yi is not the same individual as *here*. Nik 09:47, 14 January 2006 (PST)

Couldn't she have commited suicide for a different reason or under different circumstances ? for example, drunken member of the royal court try to force his way unto her and she jump out the window (either before or after the fact).--Marc Pasquin 09:53, 14 January 2006 (PST)
Good point. Or even, she could've been murdered on Ci Xi's orders, perhaps made to look like a suicide ... Nik 10:07, 14 January 2006 (PST)
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