From Emperor To Citizen: The Autobiography Of Aisin Gioro Pu Yi

From Emperor To Citizen: The Autobiography Of Aisin Gioro Pu Yi

?Important and fascinating.? ?The New York Times 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 li ?Important and fascinating.? ?The New York Times In 1908 at the age of two, Henry Pu Yi ascended to becom...

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Title:From Emperor To Citizen: The Autobiography Of Aisin Gioro Pu Yi
Author:Pu Yi
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Genres:History
ISBN:The Last Manchu: The Autobiography of Henry Pu Yi, Last Emperor of China
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:496 pages pages

From Emperor To Citizen: The Autobiography Of Aisin Gioro Pu Yi Reviews

  • Pearl
    May 15, 2008

    This is one of those occasions where the movie is better than the book. The Last Emperor of China had an interesting life, even if he had little say in it. He was the last remnant of an absolute monarchy which had existed in various forms (with some interruptions) since the time of ...

    Seorang lelaki tua berkaca mata dengan perawaan kurus berjalan tertatih-tatih menuju sebuah singgasana kerajaan yang ditutupi kain merah. Lelaki tua itu memandangi kursi dengan penuh perasaan, lalu perlahan mendekati kursi, nyaris melewati tanda dilarang mendekat setelah sebelumnya men...

    Ever since watching "The Last Emperor," I've kind of been obsessed with court life in imperial China, so I decided to read about it straight from the horse's mouth in this autobiography by China's last emperor, PuYi. Sure, the ridiculously opulent palace lifestyle was fascinating, and ...

  • Deva
    Dec 13, 2017

    This is one of those occasions where the movie is better than the book. The Last Emperor of China had an interesting life, even if he had little say in it. He was the last remnant of an absolute monarchy which had existed in various forms (with some interruptions) since the time of ...

    Seorang lelaki tua berkaca mata dengan perawaan kurus berjalan tertatih-tatih menuju sebuah singgasana kerajaan yang ditutupi kain merah. Lelaki tua itu memandangi kursi dengan penuh perasaan, lalu perlahan mendekati kursi, nyaris melewati tanda dilarang mendekat setelah sebelumnya men...

    Ever since watching "The Last Emperor," I've kind of been obsessed with court life in imperial China, so I decided to read about it straight from the horse's mouth in this autobiography by China's last emperor, PuYi. Sure, the ridiculously opulent palace lifestyle was fascinating, and ...

    You could almost feel the party official standing over his shoulder as he wrote it. ...

    (view spoiler)[Bettie's Books (hide spoiler)] ...

    This is a pretty fascinating journey through China's sometimes brutal transition into modernity. From the machinations of the dying Qing court, to the prison like royal palace of the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo, to a communist brain washing center, the reader gets to live vicari...

  • Rhea
    Mar 28, 2010

    This is one of those occasions where the movie is better than the book. The Last Emperor of China had an interesting life, even if he had little say in it. He was the last remnant of an absolute monarchy which had existed in various forms (with some interruptions) since the time of ...

    Seorang lelaki tua berkaca mata dengan perawaan kurus berjalan tertatih-tatih menuju sebuah singgasana kerajaan yang ditutupi kain merah. Lelaki tua itu memandangi kursi dengan penuh perasaan, lalu perlahan mendekati kursi, nyaris melewati tanda dilarang mendekat setelah sebelumnya men...

    Ever since watching "The Last Emperor," I've kind of been obsessed with court life in imperial China, so I decided to read about it straight from the horse's mouth in this autobiography by China's last emperor, PuYi. Sure, the ridiculously opulent palace lifestyle was fascinating, and ...

    You could almost feel the party official standing over his shoulder as he wrote it. ...

    (view spoiler)[Bettie's Books (hide spoiler)] ...

    This is a pretty fascinating journey through China's sometimes brutal transition into modernity. From the machinations of the dying Qing court, to the prison like royal palace of the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo, to a communist brain washing center, the reader gets to live vicari...

    Henry Pu Yi. Lahir tanggal 7 Feb 1906 dan diangkat menjadi kaisar pada tanggal 13 Nov 1908. Tanggal 12 Feb 1912 janda permaisuri Lung Yu mengumumkan penurunan tahta Pu Yi. Pu Yi adalah kaisar yang berkuasa hanya selama 3 tahun tanpa adanya kesadaran yang nyata akan situasi politik ....

  • Bethany
    Jan 08, 2009

    This is one of those occasions where the movie is better than the book. The Last Emperor of China had an interesting life, even if he had little say in it. He was the last remnant of an absolute monarchy which had existed in various forms (with some interruptions) since the time of ...

    Seorang lelaki tua berkaca mata dengan perawaan kurus berjalan tertatih-tatih menuju sebuah singgasana kerajaan yang ditutupi kain merah. Lelaki tua itu memandangi kursi dengan penuh perasaan, lalu perlahan mendekati kursi, nyaris melewati tanda dilarang mendekat setelah sebelumnya men...

    Ever since watching "The Last Emperor," I've kind of been obsessed with court life in imperial China, so I decided to read about it straight from the horse's mouth in this autobiography by China's last emperor, PuYi. Sure, the ridiculously opulent palace lifestyle was fascinating, and ...

    You could almost feel the party official standing over his shoulder as he wrote it. ...

  • Bettie☯
    Sep 07, 2012

    This is one of those occasions where the movie is better than the book. The Last Emperor of China had an interesting life, even if he had little say in it. He was the last remnant of an absolute monarchy which had existed in various forms (with some interruptions) since the time of ...

    Seorang lelaki tua berkaca mata dengan perawaan kurus berjalan tertatih-tatih menuju sebuah singgasana kerajaan yang ditutupi kain merah. Lelaki tua itu memandangi kursi dengan penuh perasaan, lalu perlahan mendekati kursi, nyaris melewati tanda dilarang mendekat setelah sebelumnya men...

    Ever since watching "The Last Emperor," I've kind of been obsessed with court life in imperial China, so I decided to read about it straight from the horse's mouth in this autobiography by China's last emperor, PuYi. Sure, the ridiculously opulent palace lifestyle was fascinating, and ...

    You could almost feel the party official standing over his shoulder as he wrote it. ...

    (view spoiler)[Bettie's Books (hide spoiler)] ...

  • Joy
    Jan 07, 2009

    This is one of those occasions where the movie is better than the book. The Last Emperor of China had an interesting life, even if he had little say in it. He was the last remnant of an absolute monarchy which had existed in various forms (with some interruptions) since the time of ...

    Seorang lelaki tua berkaca mata dengan perawaan kurus berjalan tertatih-tatih menuju sebuah singgasana kerajaan yang ditutupi kain merah. Lelaki tua itu memandangi kursi dengan penuh perasaan, lalu perlahan mendekati kursi, nyaris melewati tanda dilarang mendekat setelah sebelumnya men...

    Ever since watching "The Last Emperor," I've kind of been obsessed with court life in imperial China, so I decided to read about it straight from the horse's mouth in this autobiography by China's last emperor, PuYi. Sure, the ridiculously opulent palace lifestyle was fascinating, and ...

    You could almost feel the party official standing over his shoulder as he wrote it. ...

    (view spoiler)[Bettie's Books (hide spoiler)] ...

    This is a pretty fascinating journey through China's sometimes brutal transition into modernity. From the machinations of the dying Qing court, to the prison like royal palace of the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo, to a communist brain washing center, the reader gets to live vicari...

    Henry Pu Yi. Lahir tanggal 7 Feb 1906 dan diangkat menjadi kaisar pada tanggal 13 Nov 1908. Tanggal 12 Feb 1912 janda permaisuri Lung Yu mengumumkan penurunan tahta Pu Yi. Pu Yi adalah kaisar yang berkuasa hanya selama 3 tahun tanpa adanya kesadaran yang nyata akan situasi politik ....

    Buku yang perlu kau baca dalam hidupmu! Memang buku ini bukanlah buku yang akan membuatmu terkesima atau excited. Bahkan boleh dibilang kadang-kadang menbosankan. Namun, selain kita bisa belajar sejarah darinya, sosok Henry Pu-Yi mengajarkan banyak hal tentang kehidupan pada kita. Kau ...

    I found the book quite comforting in the long run than watching the movie. Unfortunately, I'm not a fan of Chinese history, so that actually affected my rating. Still, it is fun to discover the life of the last emperor. I hope all societies will learn from Pu Yi's life. ...

    This is interesting - I read it for a class back in the 80's. ...

  • Truly
    Mar 16, 2010

    This is one of those occasions where the movie is better than the book. The Last Emperor of China had an interesting life, even if he had little say in it. He was the last remnant of an absolute monarchy which had existed in various forms (with some interruptions) since the time of ...

    Seorang lelaki tua berkaca mata dengan perawaan kurus berjalan tertatih-tatih menuju sebuah singgasana kerajaan yang ditutupi kain merah. Lelaki tua itu memandangi kursi dengan penuh perasaan, lalu perlahan mendekati kursi, nyaris melewati tanda dilarang mendekat setelah sebelumnya men...

  • Fanda Kutubuku
    Dec 29, 2010

    This is one of those occasions where the movie is better than the book. The Last Emperor of China had an interesting life, even if he had little say in it. He was the last remnant of an absolute monarchy which had existed in various forms (with some interruptions) since the time of ...

    Seorang lelaki tua berkaca mata dengan perawaan kurus berjalan tertatih-tatih menuju sebuah singgasana kerajaan yang ditutupi kain merah. Lelaki tua itu memandangi kursi dengan penuh perasaan, lalu perlahan mendekati kursi, nyaris melewati tanda dilarang mendekat setelah sebelumnya men...

    Ever since watching "The Last Emperor," I've kind of been obsessed with court life in imperial China, so I decided to read about it straight from the horse's mouth in this autobiography by China's last emperor, PuYi. Sure, the ridiculously opulent palace lifestyle was fascinating, and ...

    You could almost feel the party official standing over his shoulder as he wrote it. ...

    (view spoiler)[Bettie's Books (hide spoiler)] ...

    This is a pretty fascinating journey through China's sometimes brutal transition into modernity. From the machinations of the dying Qing court, to the prison like royal palace of the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo, to a communist brain washing center, the reader gets to live vicari...

    Henry Pu Yi. Lahir tanggal 7 Feb 1906 dan diangkat menjadi kaisar pada tanggal 13 Nov 1908. Tanggal 12 Feb 1912 janda permaisuri Lung Yu mengumumkan penurunan tahta Pu Yi. Pu Yi adalah kaisar yang berkuasa hanya selama 3 tahun tanpa adanya kesadaran yang nyata akan situasi politik ....

    Buku yang perlu kau baca dalam hidupmu! Memang buku ini bukanlah buku yang akan membuatmu terkesima atau excited. Bahkan boleh dibilang kadang-kadang menbosankan. Namun, selain kita bisa belajar sejarah darinya, sosok Henry Pu-Yi mengajarkan banyak hal tentang kehidupan pada kita. Kau ...

  • Derek
    Dec 27, 2008

    This is one of those occasions where the movie is better than the book. The Last Emperor of China had an interesting life, even if he had little say in it. He was the last remnant of an absolute monarchy which had existed in various forms (with some interruptions) since the time of ...

    Seorang lelaki tua berkaca mata dengan perawaan kurus berjalan tertatih-tatih menuju sebuah singgasana kerajaan yang ditutupi kain merah. Lelaki tua itu memandangi kursi dengan penuh perasaan, lalu perlahan mendekati kursi, nyaris melewati tanda dilarang mendekat setelah sebelumnya men...

    Ever since watching "The Last Emperor," I've kind of been obsessed with court life in imperial China, so I decided to read about it straight from the horse's mouth in this autobiography by China's last emperor, PuYi. Sure, the ridiculously opulent palace lifestyle was fascinating, and ...

    You could almost feel the party official standing over his shoulder as he wrote it. ...

    (view spoiler)[Bettie's Books (hide spoiler)] ...

    This is a pretty fascinating journey through China's sometimes brutal transition into modernity. From the machinations of the dying Qing court, to the prison like royal palace of the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo, to a communist brain washing center, the reader gets to live vicari...

    Henry Pu Yi. Lahir tanggal 7 Feb 1906 dan diangkat menjadi kaisar pada tanggal 13 Nov 1908. Tanggal 12 Feb 1912 janda permaisuri Lung Yu mengumumkan penurunan tahta Pu Yi. Pu Yi adalah kaisar yang berkuasa hanya selama 3 tahun tanpa adanya kesadaran yang nyata akan situasi politik ....

    Buku yang perlu kau baca dalam hidupmu! Memang buku ini bukanlah buku yang akan membuatmu terkesima atau excited. Bahkan boleh dibilang kadang-kadang menbosankan. Namun, selain kita bisa belajar sejarah darinya, sosok Henry Pu-Yi mengajarkan banyak hal tentang kehidupan pada kita. Kau ...

    I found the book quite comforting in the long run than watching the movie. Unfortunately, I'm not a fan of Chinese history, so that actually affected my rating. Still, it is fun to discover the life of the last emperor. I hope all societies will learn from Pu Yi's life. ...

    This is interesting - I read it for a class back in the 80's. ...

    The Last Emperor, Bernardo Bertolucci The Last Emperor is actually? not the last. Notwithstanding the fact that China is officially a republic and a communist one at that, it is still governed with imperial pretense. In other words, Xi has imperial powers, which are not unu...

    After reading this book, I can't help but feeling sorry for Pu Yi. Suddenly thrust into power in the twilight of Qing Empire, I can see that he was ill-prepared for the inevitable end of the Empire. Throughout his childhood, he did not received proper education about what is right and ...

    An absolutely wonderful book, powerful in its exploration of such a foreign and powerful man during such volatile times. "The Last Manchu: The Autobiography of Henry Pu Yi, Last Emperor of China" is stunning in its detail. As you learn later on, Pu Yi himself became a member of a hi...

    This is a great book about an interesting life within the context of a time in Chinese history that is just as interesting. I think anyone can enjoy it no matter their interests or political beliefs, there is probably something in here that will effect you in some way, that will make y...

    Too much politics, which combined with the best someone's one-sentence review form here ("You could almost feel the party official standing over his shoulder as he wrote it.") resulted in boring and spurious, false story. Huge disappointment. I was actually considering at least few ...

    It started so well, it really caught my attention, make me want to know more, but as the story develops I started to see a lot of unnecessary details and information. To be sincere it wasn't what I was expecting, and the end was so plain it didn't leave me a good impression. But I cert...

    This Pu Yi is nothing like the one in Bertolucci's movie. Lacklustre considering he was the last emperor that lived through the overthrow of his empire, the Japanese Occupation and the Cultural Revolution. ...

    Amazing book. Managed to suck me in from the beginning to the end, I wasn't bored for one moment. It was what started a deep fascination with the Qing Dynasty for me. My favorite book ever. Read it, you won't be disappointed. ...

    It was an interesting book of the history of the last Emperor of China. Slow to read but it was the histiry of China that i did not know. ...

    This is the story of the author's personal journey, not a history textbook, and so it's a poor way to try and understand the events of the period. Pu Yi centers the story on himself, a man surrounded and imprisoned by privilege and controlling forces, so the larger events of history co...

  • Tariq Mahmood
    Jun 05, 2015

    This is one of those occasions where the movie is better than the book. The Last Emperor of China had an interesting life, even if he had little say in it. He was the last remnant of an absolute monarchy which had existed in various forms (with some interruptions) since the time of ...

    Seorang lelaki tua berkaca mata dengan perawaan kurus berjalan tertatih-tatih menuju sebuah singgasana kerajaan yang ditutupi kain merah. Lelaki tua itu memandangi kursi dengan penuh perasaan, lalu perlahan mendekati kursi, nyaris melewati tanda dilarang mendekat setelah sebelumnya men...

    Ever since watching "The Last Emperor," I've kind of been obsessed with court life in imperial China, so I decided to read about it straight from the horse's mouth in this autobiography by China's last emperor, PuYi. Sure, the ridiculously opulent palace lifestyle was fascinating, and ...

    You could almost feel the party official standing over his shoulder as he wrote it. ...

    (view spoiler)[Bettie's Books (hide spoiler)] ...

    This is a pretty fascinating journey through China's sometimes brutal transition into modernity. From the machinations of the dying Qing court, to the prison like royal palace of the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo, to a communist brain washing center, the reader gets to live vicari...

    Henry Pu Yi. Lahir tanggal 7 Feb 1906 dan diangkat menjadi kaisar pada tanggal 13 Nov 1908. Tanggal 12 Feb 1912 janda permaisuri Lung Yu mengumumkan penurunan tahta Pu Yi. Pu Yi adalah kaisar yang berkuasa hanya selama 3 tahun tanpa adanya kesadaran yang nyata akan situasi politik ....

    Buku yang perlu kau baca dalam hidupmu! Memang buku ini bukanlah buku yang akan membuatmu terkesima atau excited. Bahkan boleh dibilang kadang-kadang menbosankan. Namun, selain kita bisa belajar sejarah darinya, sosok Henry Pu-Yi mengajarkan banyak hal tentang kehidupan pada kita. Kau ...

    I found the book quite comforting in the long run than watching the movie. Unfortunately, I'm not a fan of Chinese history, so that actually affected my rating. Still, it is fun to discover the life of the last emperor. I hope all societies will learn from Pu Yi's life. ...

    This is interesting - I read it for a class back in the 80's. ...

    The Last Emperor, Bernardo Bertolucci The Last Emperor is actually? not the last. Notwithstanding the fact that China is officially a republic and a communist one at that, it is still governed with imperial pretense. In other words, Xi has imperial powers, which are not unu...

    After reading this book, I can't help but feeling sorry for Pu Yi. Suddenly thrust into power in the twilight of Qing Empire, I can see that he was ill-prepared for the inevitable end of the Empire. Throughout his childhood, he did not received proper education about what is right and ...

    An absolutely wonderful book, powerful in its exploration of such a foreign and powerful man during such volatile times. "The Last Manchu: The Autobiography of Henry Pu Yi, Last Emperor of China" is stunning in its detail. As you learn later on, Pu Yi himself became a member of a hi...

    This is a great book about an interesting life within the context of a time in Chinese history that is just as interesting. I think anyone can enjoy it no matter their interests or political beliefs, there is probably something in here that will effect you in some way, that will make y...

    Too much politics, which combined with the best someone's one-sentence review form here ("You could almost feel the party official standing over his shoulder as he wrote it.") resulted in boring and spurious, false story. Huge disappointment. I was actually considering at least few ...

    It started so well, it really caught my attention, make me want to know more, but as the story develops I started to see a lot of unnecessary details and information. To be sincere it wasn't what I was expecting, and the end was so plain it didn't leave me a good impression. But I cert...

    This Pu Yi is nothing like the one in Bertolucci's movie. Lacklustre considering he was the last emperor that lived through the overthrow of his empire, the Japanese Occupation and the Cultural Revolution. ...

    Amazing book. Managed to suck me in from the beginning to the end, I wasn't bored for one moment. It was what started a deep fascination with the Qing Dynasty for me. My favorite book ever. Read it, you won't be disappointed. ...

    It was an interesting book of the history of the last Emperor of China. Slow to read but it was the histiry of China that i did not know. ...

    This is the story of the author's personal journey, not a history textbook, and so it's a poor way to try and understand the events of the period. Pu Yi centers the story on himself, a man surrounded and imprisoned by privilege and controlling forces, so the larger events of history co...

    I saw the movie 25 years ago and loved it and now I finally read the book - and now I want to see the movie again. This is a marvellous book. Such and extraordinary life told through an incredible period of history: imperial autocratic rule to communism, Japanese invasion ww2, Stalin, ...

    This autobiography traces the unique life of Henry Pu Yi, the last emperor of China, from when he first ascended the throne at 2 years 10 months of age, through his time in hiding, to his time puppet ruling Manchukuo for the Japanese in WWII, to his thought reform under the communists....

    I read this years ago after seeing The Last Emperor, traveling to China, and making a comment to our guide/translator about how the set of the Forbidden City looked so much like the real thing. She said that the scenes in the film were not shot on a set, and told me that the film was b...

    It's odd to read an autobiography with an unreliable narrator- after a sheltered life that could not possibly have produced and entirely sound mind, after being used as a puppet emperor by the Japanese, being a prisoner for 5 years in the Soviet Union, Pu Yi wrote this book while under...

    Buku ini berdasarkan penuturan Pu Yi sendiri. Dia menceritakan perjalanan hidupnya yang luar biasa: penobatannya sebagai Kaisar pada usia dua tahun, hubungannya dengan orang-orang di sekitarnya, korupsi yang menggerogoti kerajaan, menjadi boneka penguasa Jepang, mendekam di penjara seb...

    This was a very fascinating read indeed. The autobiography of the last emperor of China, Pu Yi, tells the story of the great changes in China when the days of the old empire ended and new communist China was born. Caught in all this is a man with quite a sad destiny. Pu Yi became the e...

    This autobiography is a unique account of an Emperor, Henry Pu Yi, the Lord of 10,000 years, fall from his privileged position to that of a humble and ordinary citizen of Mao's communist regime in modern China. For me the first earlier chapters of Henry's life in the Forbidden city wer...

  • Christopher Litsinger
    Aug 19, 2011

    This is one of those occasions where the movie is better than the book. The Last Emperor of China had an interesting life, even if he had little say in it. He was the last remnant of an absolute monarchy which had existed in various forms (with some interruptions) since the time of ...

    Seorang lelaki tua berkaca mata dengan perawaan kurus berjalan tertatih-tatih menuju sebuah singgasana kerajaan yang ditutupi kain merah. Lelaki tua itu memandangi kursi dengan penuh perasaan, lalu perlahan mendekati kursi, nyaris melewati tanda dilarang mendekat setelah sebelumnya men...

    Ever since watching "The Last Emperor," I've kind of been obsessed with court life in imperial China, so I decided to read about it straight from the horse's mouth in this autobiography by China's last emperor, PuYi. Sure, the ridiculously opulent palace lifestyle was fascinating, and ...

    You could almost feel the party official standing over his shoulder as he wrote it. ...

    (view spoiler)[Bettie's Books (hide spoiler)] ...

    This is a pretty fascinating journey through China's sometimes brutal transition into modernity. From the machinations of the dying Qing court, to the prison like royal palace of the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo, to a communist brain washing center, the reader gets to live vicari...

    Henry Pu Yi. Lahir tanggal 7 Feb 1906 dan diangkat menjadi kaisar pada tanggal 13 Nov 1908. Tanggal 12 Feb 1912 janda permaisuri Lung Yu mengumumkan penurunan tahta Pu Yi. Pu Yi adalah kaisar yang berkuasa hanya selama 3 tahun tanpa adanya kesadaran yang nyata akan situasi politik ....

    Buku yang perlu kau baca dalam hidupmu! Memang buku ini bukanlah buku yang akan membuatmu terkesima atau excited. Bahkan boleh dibilang kadang-kadang menbosankan. Namun, selain kita bisa belajar sejarah darinya, sosok Henry Pu-Yi mengajarkan banyak hal tentang kehidupan pada kita. Kau ...

    I found the book quite comforting in the long run than watching the movie. Unfortunately, I'm not a fan of Chinese history, so that actually affected my rating. Still, it is fun to discover the life of the last emperor. I hope all societies will learn from Pu Yi's life. ...

    This is interesting - I read it for a class back in the 80's. ...

    The Last Emperor, Bernardo Bertolucci The Last Emperor is actually? not the last. Notwithstanding the fact that China is officially a republic and a communist one at that, it is still governed with imperial pretense. In other words, Xi has imperial powers, which are not unu...

    After reading this book, I can't help but feeling sorry for Pu Yi. Suddenly thrust into power in the twilight of Qing Empire, I can see that he was ill-prepared for the inevitable end of the Empire. Throughout his childhood, he did not received proper education about what is right and ...

    An absolutely wonderful book, powerful in its exploration of such a foreign and powerful man during such volatile times. "The Last Manchu: The Autobiography of Henry Pu Yi, Last Emperor of China" is stunning in its detail. As you learn later on, Pu Yi himself became a member of a hi...

    This is a great book about an interesting life within the context of a time in Chinese history that is just as interesting. I think anyone can enjoy it no matter their interests or political beliefs, there is probably something in here that will effect you in some way, that will make y...

    Too much politics, which combined with the best someone's one-sentence review form here ("You could almost feel the party official standing over his shoulder as he wrote it.") resulted in boring and spurious, false story. Huge disappointment. I was actually considering at least few ...

    It started so well, it really caught my attention, make me want to know more, but as the story develops I started to see a lot of unnecessary details and information. To be sincere it wasn't what I was expecting, and the end was so plain it didn't leave me a good impression. But I cert...

    This Pu Yi is nothing like the one in Bertolucci's movie. Lacklustre considering he was the last emperor that lived through the overthrow of his empire, the Japanese Occupation and the Cultural Revolution. ...

    Amazing book. Managed to suck me in from the beginning to the end, I wasn't bored for one moment. It was what started a deep fascination with the Qing Dynasty for me. My favorite book ever. Read it, you won't be disappointed. ...

    It was an interesting book of the history of the last Emperor of China. Slow to read but it was the histiry of China that i did not know. ...

    This is the story of the author's personal journey, not a history textbook, and so it's a poor way to try and understand the events of the period. Pu Yi centers the story on himself, a man surrounded and imprisoned by privilege and controlling forces, so the larger events of history co...

    I saw the movie 25 years ago and loved it and now I finally read the book - and now I want to see the movie again. This is a marvellous book. Such and extraordinary life told through an incredible period of history: imperial autocratic rule to communism, Japanese invasion ww2, Stalin, ...

    This autobiography traces the unique life of Henry Pu Yi, the last emperor of China, from when he first ascended the throne at 2 years 10 months of age, through his time in hiding, to his time puppet ruling Manchukuo for the Japanese in WWII, to his thought reform under the communists....

    I read this years ago after seeing The Last Emperor, traveling to China, and making a comment to our guide/translator about how the set of the Forbidden City looked so much like the real thing. She said that the scenes in the film were not shot on a set, and told me that the film was b...

    It's odd to read an autobiography with an unreliable narrator- after a sheltered life that could not possibly have produced and entirely sound mind, after being used as a puppet emperor by the Japanese, being a prisoner for 5 years in the Soviet Union, Pu Yi wrote this book while under...

  • Agustin
    Aug 08, 2011

    This is one of those occasions where the movie is better than the book. The Last Emperor of China had an interesting life, even if he had little say in it. He was the last remnant of an absolute monarchy which had existed in various forms (with some interruptions) since the time of ...

    Seorang lelaki tua berkaca mata dengan perawaan kurus berjalan tertatih-tatih menuju sebuah singgasana kerajaan yang ditutupi kain merah. Lelaki tua itu memandangi kursi dengan penuh perasaan, lalu perlahan mendekati kursi, nyaris melewati tanda dilarang mendekat setelah sebelumnya men...

    Ever since watching "The Last Emperor," I've kind of been obsessed with court life in imperial China, so I decided to read about it straight from the horse's mouth in this autobiography by China's last emperor, PuYi. Sure, the ridiculously opulent palace lifestyle was fascinating, and ...

    You could almost feel the party official standing over his shoulder as he wrote it. ...

    (view spoiler)[Bettie's Books (hide spoiler)] ...

    This is a pretty fascinating journey through China's sometimes brutal transition into modernity. From the machinations of the dying Qing court, to the prison like royal palace of the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo, to a communist brain washing center, the reader gets to live vicari...

    Henry Pu Yi. Lahir tanggal 7 Feb 1906 dan diangkat menjadi kaisar pada tanggal 13 Nov 1908. Tanggal 12 Feb 1912 janda permaisuri Lung Yu mengumumkan penurunan tahta Pu Yi. Pu Yi adalah kaisar yang berkuasa hanya selama 3 tahun tanpa adanya kesadaran yang nyata akan situasi politik ....

    Buku yang perlu kau baca dalam hidupmu! Memang buku ini bukanlah buku yang akan membuatmu terkesima atau excited. Bahkan boleh dibilang kadang-kadang menbosankan. Namun, selain kita bisa belajar sejarah darinya, sosok Henry Pu-Yi mengajarkan banyak hal tentang kehidupan pada kita. Kau ...

    I found the book quite comforting in the long run than watching the movie. Unfortunately, I'm not a fan of Chinese history, so that actually affected my rating. Still, it is fun to discover the life of the last emperor. I hope all societies will learn from Pu Yi's life. ...

    This is interesting - I read it for a class back in the 80's. ...

    The Last Emperor, Bernardo Bertolucci The Last Emperor is actually? not the last. Notwithstanding the fact that China is officially a republic and a communist one at that, it is still governed with imperial pretense. In other words, Xi has imperial powers, which are not unu...

    After reading this book, I can't help but feeling sorry for Pu Yi. Suddenly thrust into power in the twilight of Qing Empire, I can see that he was ill-prepared for the inevitable end of the Empire. Throughout his childhood, he did not received proper education about what is right and ...

    An absolutely wonderful book, powerful in its exploration of such a foreign and powerful man during such volatile times. "The Last Manchu: The Autobiography of Henry Pu Yi, Last Emperor of China" is stunning in its detail. As you learn later on, Pu Yi himself became a member of a hi...

    This is a great book about an interesting life within the context of a time in Chinese history that is just as interesting. I think anyone can enjoy it no matter their interests or political beliefs, there is probably something in here that will effect you in some way, that will make y...

    Too much politics, which combined with the best someone's one-sentence review form here ("You could almost feel the party official standing over his shoulder as he wrote it.") resulted in boring and spurious, false story. Huge disappointment. I was actually considering at least few ...

    It started so well, it really caught my attention, make me want to know more, but as the story develops I started to see a lot of unnecessary details and information. To be sincere it wasn't what I was expecting, and the end was so plain it didn't leave me a good impression. But I cert...

    This Pu Yi is nothing like the one in Bertolucci's movie. Lacklustre considering he was the last emperor that lived through the overthrow of his empire, the Japanese Occupation and the Cultural Revolution. ...

    Amazing book. Managed to suck me in from the beginning to the end, I wasn't bored for one moment. It was what started a deep fascination with the Qing Dynasty for me. My favorite book ever. Read it, you won't be disappointed. ...

    It was an interesting book of the history of the last Emperor of China. Slow to read but it was the histiry of China that i did not know. ...

    This is the story of the author's personal journey, not a history textbook, and so it's a poor way to try and understand the events of the period. Pu Yi centers the story on himself, a man surrounded and imprisoned by privilege and controlling forces, so the larger events of history co...

    I saw the movie 25 years ago and loved it and now I finally read the book - and now I want to see the movie again. This is a marvellous book. Such and extraordinary life told through an incredible period of history: imperial autocratic rule to communism, Japanese invasion ww2, Stalin, ...

    This autobiography traces the unique life of Henry Pu Yi, the last emperor of China, from when he first ascended the throne at 2 years 10 months of age, through his time in hiding, to his time puppet ruling Manchukuo for the Japanese in WWII, to his thought reform under the communists....

    I read this years ago after seeing The Last Emperor, traveling to China, and making a comment to our guide/translator about how the set of the Forbidden City looked so much like the real thing. She said that the scenes in the film were not shot on a set, and told me that the film was b...

    It's odd to read an autobiography with an unreliable narrator- after a sheltered life that could not possibly have produced and entirely sound mind, after being used as a puppet emperor by the Japanese, being a prisoner for 5 years in the Soviet Union, Pu Yi wrote this book while under...

    Buku ini berdasarkan penuturan Pu Yi sendiri. Dia menceritakan perjalanan hidupnya yang luar biasa: penobatannya sebagai Kaisar pada usia dua tahun, hubungannya dengan orang-orang di sekitarnya, korupsi yang menggerogoti kerajaan, menjadi boneka penguasa Jepang, mendekam di penjara seb...

  • Samuel
    Mar 05, 2010

    This is one of those occasions where the movie is better than the book. The Last Emperor of China had an interesting life, even if he had little say in it. He was the last remnant of an absolute monarchy which had existed in various forms (with some interruptions) since the time of ...

    Seorang lelaki tua berkaca mata dengan perawaan kurus berjalan tertatih-tatih menuju sebuah singgasana kerajaan yang ditutupi kain merah. Lelaki tua itu memandangi kursi dengan penuh perasaan, lalu perlahan mendekati kursi, nyaris melewati tanda dilarang mendekat setelah sebelumnya men...

    Ever since watching "The Last Emperor," I've kind of been obsessed with court life in imperial China, so I decided to read about it straight from the horse's mouth in this autobiography by China's last emperor, PuYi. Sure, the ridiculously opulent palace lifestyle was fascinating, and ...

    You could almost feel the party official standing over his shoulder as he wrote it. ...

    (view spoiler)[Bettie's Books (hide spoiler)] ...

    This is a pretty fascinating journey through China's sometimes brutal transition into modernity. From the machinations of the dying Qing court, to the prison like royal palace of the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo, to a communist brain washing center, the reader gets to live vicari...

    Henry Pu Yi. Lahir tanggal 7 Feb 1906 dan diangkat menjadi kaisar pada tanggal 13 Nov 1908. Tanggal 12 Feb 1912 janda permaisuri Lung Yu mengumumkan penurunan tahta Pu Yi. Pu Yi adalah kaisar yang berkuasa hanya selama 3 tahun tanpa adanya kesadaran yang nyata akan situasi politik ....

    Buku yang perlu kau baca dalam hidupmu! Memang buku ini bukanlah buku yang akan membuatmu terkesima atau excited. Bahkan boleh dibilang kadang-kadang menbosankan. Namun, selain kita bisa belajar sejarah darinya, sosok Henry Pu-Yi mengajarkan banyak hal tentang kehidupan pada kita. Kau ...

    I found the book quite comforting in the long run than watching the movie. Unfortunately, I'm not a fan of Chinese history, so that actually affected my rating. Still, it is fun to discover the life of the last emperor. I hope all societies will learn from Pu Yi's life. ...

    This is interesting - I read it for a class back in the 80's. ...

    The Last Emperor, Bernardo Bertolucci The Last Emperor is actually? not the last. Notwithstanding the fact that China is officially a republic and a communist one at that, it is still governed with imperial pretense. In other words, Xi has imperial powers, which are not unu...

    After reading this book, I can't help but feeling sorry for Pu Yi. Suddenly thrust into power in the twilight of Qing Empire, I can see that he was ill-prepared for the inevitable end of the Empire. Throughout his childhood, he did not received proper education about what is right and ...

    An absolutely wonderful book, powerful in its exploration of such a foreign and powerful man during such volatile times. "The Last Manchu: The Autobiography of Henry Pu Yi, Last Emperor of China" is stunning in its detail. As you learn later on, Pu Yi himself became a member of a hi...

    This is a great book about an interesting life within the context of a time in Chinese history that is just as interesting. I think anyone can enjoy it no matter their interests or political beliefs, there is probably something in here that will effect you in some way, that will make y...

    Too much politics, which combined with the best someone's one-sentence review form here ("You could almost feel the party official standing over his shoulder as he wrote it.") resulted in boring and spurious, false story. Huge disappointment. I was actually considering at least few ...

    It started so well, it really caught my attention, make me want to know more, but as the story develops I started to see a lot of unnecessary details and information. To be sincere it wasn't what I was expecting, and the end was so plain it didn't leave me a good impression. But I cert...

    This Pu Yi is nothing like the one in Bertolucci's movie. Lacklustre considering he was the last emperor that lived through the overthrow of his empire, the Japanese Occupation and the Cultural Revolution. ...

    Amazing book. Managed to suck me in from the beginning to the end, I wasn't bored for one moment. It was what started a deep fascination with the Qing Dynasty for me. My favorite book ever. Read it, you won't be disappointed. ...

    It was an interesting book of the history of the last Emperor of China. Slow to read but it was the histiry of China that i did not know. ...

    This is the story of the author's personal journey, not a history textbook, and so it's a poor way to try and understand the events of the period. Pu Yi centers the story on himself, a man surrounded and imprisoned by privilege and controlling forces, so the larger events of history co...

    I saw the movie 25 years ago and loved it and now I finally read the book - and now I want to see the movie again. This is a marvellous book. Such and extraordinary life told through an incredible period of history: imperial autocratic rule to communism, Japanese invasion ww2, Stalin, ...

    This autobiography traces the unique life of Henry Pu Yi, the last emperor of China, from when he first ascended the throne at 2 years 10 months of age, through his time in hiding, to his time puppet ruling Manchukuo for the Japanese in WWII, to his thought reform under the communists....

    I read this years ago after seeing The Last Emperor, traveling to China, and making a comment to our guide/translator about how the set of the Forbidden City looked so much like the real thing. She said that the scenes in the film were not shot on a set, and told me that the film was b...

    It's odd to read an autobiography with an unreliable narrator- after a sheltered life that could not possibly have produced and entirely sound mind, after being used as a puppet emperor by the Japanese, being a prisoner for 5 years in the Soviet Union, Pu Yi wrote this book while under...

    Buku ini berdasarkan penuturan Pu Yi sendiri. Dia menceritakan perjalanan hidupnya yang luar biasa: penobatannya sebagai Kaisar pada usia dua tahun, hubungannya dengan orang-orang di sekitarnya, korupsi yang menggerogoti kerajaan, menjadi boneka penguasa Jepang, mendekam di penjara seb...

    This was a very fascinating read indeed. The autobiography of the last emperor of China, Pu Yi, tells the story of the great changes in China when the days of the old empire ended and new communist China was born. Caught in all this is a man with quite a sad destiny. Pu Yi became the e...

  • Anne Freya
    May 28, 2016

    This is one of those occasions where the movie is better than the book. The Last Emperor of China had an interesting life, even if he had little say in it. He was the last remnant of an absolute monarchy which had existed in various forms (with some interruptions) since the time of ...

    Seorang lelaki tua berkaca mata dengan perawaan kurus berjalan tertatih-tatih menuju sebuah singgasana kerajaan yang ditutupi kain merah. Lelaki tua itu memandangi kursi dengan penuh perasaan, lalu perlahan mendekati kursi, nyaris melewati tanda dilarang mendekat setelah sebelumnya men...

    Ever since watching "The Last Emperor," I've kind of been obsessed with court life in imperial China, so I decided to read about it straight from the horse's mouth in this autobiography by China's last emperor, PuYi. Sure, the ridiculously opulent palace lifestyle was fascinating, and ...

    You could almost feel the party official standing over his shoulder as he wrote it. ...

    (view spoiler)[Bettie's Books (hide spoiler)] ...

    This is a pretty fascinating journey through China's sometimes brutal transition into modernity. From the machinations of the dying Qing court, to the prison like royal palace of the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo, to a communist brain washing center, the reader gets to live vicari...

    Henry Pu Yi. Lahir tanggal 7 Feb 1906 dan diangkat menjadi kaisar pada tanggal 13 Nov 1908. Tanggal 12 Feb 1912 janda permaisuri Lung Yu mengumumkan penurunan tahta Pu Yi. Pu Yi adalah kaisar yang berkuasa hanya selama 3 tahun tanpa adanya kesadaran yang nyata akan situasi politik ....

    Buku yang perlu kau baca dalam hidupmu! Memang buku ini bukanlah buku yang akan membuatmu terkesima atau excited. Bahkan boleh dibilang kadang-kadang menbosankan. Namun, selain kita bisa belajar sejarah darinya, sosok Henry Pu-Yi mengajarkan banyak hal tentang kehidupan pada kita. Kau ...

    I found the book quite comforting in the long run than watching the movie. Unfortunately, I'm not a fan of Chinese history, so that actually affected my rating. Still, it is fun to discover the life of the last emperor. I hope all societies will learn from Pu Yi's life. ...

    This is interesting - I read it for a class back in the 80's. ...

    The Last Emperor, Bernardo Bertolucci The Last Emperor is actually? not the last. Notwithstanding the fact that China is officially a republic and a communist one at that, it is still governed with imperial pretense. In other words, Xi has imperial powers, which are not unu...

    After reading this book, I can't help but feeling sorry for Pu Yi. Suddenly thrust into power in the twilight of Qing Empire, I can see that he was ill-prepared for the inevitable end of the Empire. Throughout his childhood, he did not received proper education about what is right and ...

    An absolutely wonderful book, powerful in its exploration of such a foreign and powerful man during such volatile times. "The Last Manchu: The Autobiography of Henry Pu Yi, Last Emperor of China" is stunning in its detail. As you learn later on, Pu Yi himself became a member of a hi...

    This is a great book about an interesting life within the context of a time in Chinese history that is just as interesting. I think anyone can enjoy it no matter their interests or political beliefs, there is probably something in here that will effect you in some way, that will make y...

    Too much politics, which combined with the best someone's one-sentence review form here ("You could almost feel the party official standing over his shoulder as he wrote it.") resulted in boring and spurious, false story. Huge disappointment. I was actually considering at least few ...

    It started so well, it really caught my attention, make me want to know more, but as the story develops I started to see a lot of unnecessary details and information. To be sincere it wasn't what I was expecting, and the end was so plain it didn't leave me a good impression. But I cert...

    This Pu Yi is nothing like the one in Bertolucci's movie. Lacklustre considering he was the last emperor that lived through the overthrow of his empire, the Japanese Occupation and the Cultural Revolution. ...

    Amazing book. Managed to suck me in from the beginning to the end, I wasn't bored for one moment. It was what started a deep fascination with the Qing Dynasty for me. My favorite book ever. Read it, you won't be disappointed. ...

    It was an interesting book of the history of the last Emperor of China. Slow to read but it was the histiry of China that i did not know. ...

    This is the story of the author's personal journey, not a history textbook, and so it's a poor way to try and understand the events of the period. Pu Yi centers the story on himself, a man surrounded and imprisoned by privilege and controlling forces, so the larger events of history co...

    I saw the movie 25 years ago and loved it and now I finally read the book - and now I want to see the movie again. This is a marvellous book. Such and extraordinary life told through an incredible period of history: imperial autocratic rule to communism, Japanese invasion ww2, Stalin, ...

    This autobiography traces the unique life of Henry Pu Yi, the last emperor of China, from when he first ascended the throne at 2 years 10 months of age, through his time in hiding, to his time puppet ruling Manchukuo for the Japanese in WWII, to his thought reform under the communists....

    I read this years ago after seeing The Last Emperor, traveling to China, and making a comment to our guide/translator about how the set of the Forbidden City looked so much like the real thing. She said that the scenes in the film were not shot on a set, and told me that the film was b...

    It's odd to read an autobiography with an unreliable narrator- after a sheltered life that could not possibly have produced and entirely sound mind, after being used as a puppet emperor by the Japanese, being a prisoner for 5 years in the Soviet Union, Pu Yi wrote this book while under...

    Buku ini berdasarkan penuturan Pu Yi sendiri. Dia menceritakan perjalanan hidupnya yang luar biasa: penobatannya sebagai Kaisar pada usia dua tahun, hubungannya dengan orang-orang di sekitarnya, korupsi yang menggerogoti kerajaan, menjadi boneka penguasa Jepang, mendekam di penjara seb...

    This was a very fascinating read indeed. The autobiography of the last emperor of China, Pu Yi, tells the story of the great changes in China when the days of the old empire ended and new communist China was born. Caught in all this is a man with quite a sad destiny. Pu Yi became the e...

    This autobiography is a unique account of an Emperor, Henry Pu Yi, the Lord of 10,000 years, fall from his privileged position to that of a humble and ordinary citizen of Mao's communist regime in modern China. For me the first earlier chapters of Henry's life in the Forbidden city wer...

    Nah, ketemu juga kisah Puyi yg versi bahasa Indo, haha. Ini kisahnya ditulis Puyi sendiri dari masa kecil sebagai kaisar cilik hingga menjadi orang biasa, seorang editor. Masalahnya, krn ditulis Puyi sendiri itulah yg bikin aku agak ragu antara baca yg versi ini atau versi Edward Sam...

  • W. Gabriel Gapas
    Aug 06, 2012

    This is one of those occasions where the movie is better than the book. The Last Emperor of China had an interesting life, even if he had little say in it. He was the last remnant of an absolute monarchy which had existed in various forms (with some interruptions) since the time of ...

    Seorang lelaki tua berkaca mata dengan perawaan kurus berjalan tertatih-tatih menuju sebuah singgasana kerajaan yang ditutupi kain merah. Lelaki tua itu memandangi kursi dengan penuh perasaan, lalu perlahan mendekati kursi, nyaris melewati tanda dilarang mendekat setelah sebelumnya men...

    Ever since watching "The Last Emperor," I've kind of been obsessed with court life in imperial China, so I decided to read about it straight from the horse's mouth in this autobiography by China's last emperor, PuYi. Sure, the ridiculously opulent palace lifestyle was fascinating, and ...

    You could almost feel the party official standing over his shoulder as he wrote it. ...

    (view spoiler)[Bettie's Books (hide spoiler)] ...

    This is a pretty fascinating journey through China's sometimes brutal transition into modernity. From the machinations of the dying Qing court, to the prison like royal palace of the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo, to a communist brain washing center, the reader gets to live vicari...

    Henry Pu Yi. Lahir tanggal 7 Feb 1906 dan diangkat menjadi kaisar pada tanggal 13 Nov 1908. Tanggal 12 Feb 1912 janda permaisuri Lung Yu mengumumkan penurunan tahta Pu Yi. Pu Yi adalah kaisar yang berkuasa hanya selama 3 tahun tanpa adanya kesadaran yang nyata akan situasi politik ....

    Buku yang perlu kau baca dalam hidupmu! Memang buku ini bukanlah buku yang akan membuatmu terkesima atau excited. Bahkan boleh dibilang kadang-kadang menbosankan. Namun, selain kita bisa belajar sejarah darinya, sosok Henry Pu-Yi mengajarkan banyak hal tentang kehidupan pada kita. Kau ...

    I found the book quite comforting in the long run than watching the movie. Unfortunately, I'm not a fan of Chinese history, so that actually affected my rating. Still, it is fun to discover the life of the last emperor. I hope all societies will learn from Pu Yi's life. ...

  • Hadrian
    May 28, 2014

    This is one of those occasions where the movie is better than the book. The Last Emperor of China had an interesting life, even if he had little say in it. He was the last remnant of an absolute monarchy which had existed in various forms (with some interruptions) since the time of ...

  • Joseph
    Aug 01, 2011

    This is one of those occasions where the movie is better than the book. The Last Emperor of China had an interesting life, even if he had little say in it. He was the last remnant of an absolute monarchy which had existed in various forms (with some interruptions) since the time of ...

    Seorang lelaki tua berkaca mata dengan perawaan kurus berjalan tertatih-tatih menuju sebuah singgasana kerajaan yang ditutupi kain merah. Lelaki tua itu memandangi kursi dengan penuh perasaan, lalu perlahan mendekati kursi, nyaris melewati tanda dilarang mendekat setelah sebelumnya men...

    Ever since watching "The Last Emperor," I've kind of been obsessed with court life in imperial China, so I decided to read about it straight from the horse's mouth in this autobiography by China's last emperor, PuYi. Sure, the ridiculously opulent palace lifestyle was fascinating, and ...

    You could almost feel the party official standing over his shoulder as he wrote it. ...

    (view spoiler)[Bettie's Books (hide spoiler)] ...

    This is a pretty fascinating journey through China's sometimes brutal transition into modernity. From the machinations of the dying Qing court, to the prison like royal palace of the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo, to a communist brain washing center, the reader gets to live vicari...

    Henry Pu Yi. Lahir tanggal 7 Feb 1906 dan diangkat menjadi kaisar pada tanggal 13 Nov 1908. Tanggal 12 Feb 1912 janda permaisuri Lung Yu mengumumkan penurunan tahta Pu Yi. Pu Yi adalah kaisar yang berkuasa hanya selama 3 tahun tanpa adanya kesadaran yang nyata akan situasi politik ....

    Buku yang perlu kau baca dalam hidupmu! Memang buku ini bukanlah buku yang akan membuatmu terkesima atau excited. Bahkan boleh dibilang kadang-kadang menbosankan. Namun, selain kita bisa belajar sejarah darinya, sosok Henry Pu-Yi mengajarkan banyak hal tentang kehidupan pada kita. Kau ...

    I found the book quite comforting in the long run than watching the movie. Unfortunately, I'm not a fan of Chinese history, so that actually affected my rating. Still, it is fun to discover the life of the last emperor. I hope all societies will learn from Pu Yi's life. ...

    This is interesting - I read it for a class back in the 80's. ...

    The Last Emperor, Bernardo Bertolucci The Last Emperor is actually? not the last. Notwithstanding the fact that China is officially a republic and a communist one at that, it is still governed with imperial pretense. In other words, Xi has imperial powers, which are not unu...

    After reading this book, I can't help but feeling sorry for Pu Yi. Suddenly thrust into power in the twilight of Qing Empire, I can see that he was ill-prepared for the inevitable end of the Empire. Throughout his childhood, he did not received proper education about what is right and ...

    An absolutely wonderful book, powerful in its exploration of such a foreign and powerful man during such volatile times. "The Last Manchu: The Autobiography of Henry Pu Yi, Last Emperor of China" is stunning in its detail. As you learn later on, Pu Yi himself became a member of a hi...

    This is a great book about an interesting life within the context of a time in Chinese history that is just as interesting. I think anyone can enjoy it no matter their interests or political beliefs, there is probably something in here that will effect you in some way, that will make y...

    Too much politics, which combined with the best someone's one-sentence review form here ("You could almost feel the party official standing over his shoulder as he wrote it.") resulted in boring and spurious, false story. Huge disappointment. I was actually considering at least few ...

    It started so well, it really caught my attention, make me want to know more, but as the story develops I started to see a lot of unnecessary details and information. To be sincere it wasn't what I was expecting, and the end was so plain it didn't leave me a good impression. But I cert...

    This Pu Yi is nothing like the one in Bertolucci's movie. Lacklustre considering he was the last emperor that lived through the overthrow of his empire, the Japanese Occupation and the Cultural Revolution. ...

    Amazing book. Managed to suck me in from the beginning to the end, I wasn't bored for one moment. It was what started a deep fascination with the Qing Dynasty for me. My favorite book ever. Read it, you won't be disappointed. ...

    It was an interesting book of the history of the last Emperor of China. Slow to read but it was the histiry of China that i did not know. ...

    This is the story of the author's personal journey, not a history textbook, and so it's a poor way to try and understand the events of the period. Pu Yi centers the story on himself, a man surrounded and imprisoned by privilege and controlling forces, so the larger events of history co...

    I saw the movie 25 years ago and loved it and now I finally read the book - and now I want to see the movie again. This is a marvellous book. Such and extraordinary life told through an incredible period of history: imperial autocratic rule to communism, Japanese invasion ww2, Stalin, ...

    This autobiography traces the unique life of Henry Pu Yi, the last emperor of China, from when he first ascended the throne at 2 years 10 months of age, through his time in hiding, to his time puppet ruling Manchukuo for the Japanese in WWII, to his thought reform under the communists....

    I read this years ago after seeing The Last Emperor, traveling to China, and making a comment to our guide/translator about how the set of the Forbidden City looked so much like the real thing. She said that the scenes in the film were not shot on a set, and told me that the film was b...

    It's odd to read an autobiography with an unreliable narrator- after a sheltered life that could not possibly have produced and entirely sound mind, after being used as a puppet emperor by the Japanese, being a prisoner for 5 years in the Soviet Union, Pu Yi wrote this book while under...

    Buku ini berdasarkan penuturan Pu Yi sendiri. Dia menceritakan perjalanan hidupnya yang luar biasa: penobatannya sebagai Kaisar pada usia dua tahun, hubungannya dengan orang-orang di sekitarnya, korupsi yang menggerogoti kerajaan, menjadi boneka penguasa Jepang, mendekam di penjara seb...

    This was a very fascinating read indeed. The autobiography of the last emperor of China, Pu Yi, tells the story of the great changes in China when the days of the old empire ended and new communist China was born. Caught in all this is a man with quite a sad destiny. Pu Yi became the e...

    This autobiography is a unique account of an Emperor, Henry Pu Yi, the Lord of 10,000 years, fall from his privileged position to that of a humble and ordinary citizen of Mao's communist regime in modern China. For me the first earlier chapters of Henry's life in the Forbidden city wer...

    Nah, ketemu juga kisah Puyi yg versi bahasa Indo, haha. Ini kisahnya ditulis Puyi sendiri dari masa kecil sebagai kaisar cilik hingga menjadi orang biasa, seorang editor. Masalahnya, krn ditulis Puyi sendiri itulah yg bikin aku agak ragu antara baca yg versi ini atau versi Edward Sam...

    The autobiography of the last emperor of China. It reads like an account of every major event of the 20th century as this man, crowned emperor in 1908 at the age of two, forced to abdicate in 1912 but continuing to live previous lifestyle until 1924, installed as a puppet emperor of Ma...

  • Amanda
    Aug 05, 2011

    This is one of those occasions where the movie is better than the book. The Last Emperor of China had an interesting life, even if he had little say in it. He was the last remnant of an absolute monarchy which had existed in various forms (with some interruptions) since the time of ...

    Seorang lelaki tua berkaca mata dengan perawaan kurus berjalan tertatih-tatih menuju sebuah singgasana kerajaan yang ditutupi kain merah. Lelaki tua itu memandangi kursi dengan penuh perasaan, lalu perlahan mendekati kursi, nyaris melewati tanda dilarang mendekat setelah sebelumnya men...

    Ever since watching "The Last Emperor," I've kind of been obsessed with court life in imperial China, so I decided to read about it straight from the horse's mouth in this autobiography by China's last emperor, PuYi. Sure, the ridiculously opulent palace lifestyle was fascinating, and ...

    You could almost feel the party official standing over his shoulder as he wrote it. ...

    (view spoiler)[Bettie's Books (hide spoiler)] ...

    This is a pretty fascinating journey through China's sometimes brutal transition into modernity. From the machinations of the dying Qing court, to the prison like royal palace of the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo, to a communist brain washing center, the reader gets to live vicari...

    Henry Pu Yi. Lahir tanggal 7 Feb 1906 dan diangkat menjadi kaisar pada tanggal 13 Nov 1908. Tanggal 12 Feb 1912 janda permaisuri Lung Yu mengumumkan penurunan tahta Pu Yi. Pu Yi adalah kaisar yang berkuasa hanya selama 3 tahun tanpa adanya kesadaran yang nyata akan situasi politik ....

    Buku yang perlu kau baca dalam hidupmu! Memang buku ini bukanlah buku yang akan membuatmu terkesima atau excited. Bahkan boleh dibilang kadang-kadang menbosankan. Namun, selain kita bisa belajar sejarah darinya, sosok Henry Pu-Yi mengajarkan banyak hal tentang kehidupan pada kita. Kau ...

    I found the book quite comforting in the long run than watching the movie. Unfortunately, I'm not a fan of Chinese history, so that actually affected my rating. Still, it is fun to discover the life of the last emperor. I hope all societies will learn from Pu Yi's life. ...

    This is interesting - I read it for a class back in the 80's. ...

    The Last Emperor, Bernardo Bertolucci The Last Emperor is actually? not the last. Notwithstanding the fact that China is officially a republic and a communist one at that, it is still governed with imperial pretense. In other words, Xi has imperial powers, which are not unu...

    After reading this book, I can't help but feeling sorry for Pu Yi. Suddenly thrust into power in the twilight of Qing Empire, I can see that he was ill-prepared for the inevitable end of the Empire. Throughout his childhood, he did not received proper education about what is right and ...

    An absolutely wonderful book, powerful in its exploration of such a foreign and powerful man during such volatile times. "The Last Manchu: The Autobiography of Henry Pu Yi, Last Emperor of China" is stunning in its detail. As you learn later on, Pu Yi himself became a member of a hi...

    This is a great book about an interesting life within the context of a time in Chinese history that is just as interesting. I think anyone can enjoy it no matter their interests or political beliefs, there is probably something in here that will effect you in some way, that will make y...

    Too much politics, which combined with the best someone's one-sentence review form here ("You could almost feel the party official standing over his shoulder as he wrote it.") resulted in boring and spurious, false story. Huge disappointment. I was actually considering at least few ...

    It started so well, it really caught my attention, make me want to know more, but as the story develops I started to see a lot of unnecessary details and information. To be sincere it wasn't what I was expecting, and the end was so plain it didn't leave me a good impression. But I cert...

    This Pu Yi is nothing like the one in Bertolucci's movie. Lacklustre considering he was the last emperor that lived through the overthrow of his empire, the Japanese Occupation and the Cultural Revolution. ...

    Amazing book. Managed to suck me in from the beginning to the end, I wasn't bored for one moment. It was what started a deep fascination with the Qing Dynasty for me. My favorite book ever. Read it, you won't be disappointed. ...

    It was an interesting book of the history of the last Emperor of China. Slow to read but it was the histiry of China that i did not know. ...

    This is the story of the author's personal journey, not a history textbook, and so it's a poor way to try and understand the events of the period. Pu Yi centers the story on himself, a man surrounded and imprisoned by privilege and controlling forces, so the larger events of history co...

    I saw the movie 25 years ago and loved it and now I finally read the book - and now I want to see the movie again. This is a marvellous book. Such and extraordinary life told through an incredible period of history: imperial autocratic rule to communism, Japanese invasion ww2, Stalin, ...

    This autobiography traces the unique life of Henry Pu Yi, the last emperor of China, from when he first ascended the throne at 2 years 10 months of age, through his time in hiding, to his time puppet ruling Manchukuo for the Japanese in WWII, to his thought reform under the communists....

  • Yvonne Tan
    Feb 04, 2017

    This is one of those occasions where the movie is better than the book. The Last Emperor of China had an interesting life, even if he had little say in it. He was the last remnant of an absolute monarchy which had existed in various forms (with some interruptions) since the time of ...

    Seorang lelaki tua berkaca mata dengan perawaan kurus berjalan tertatih-tatih menuju sebuah singgasana kerajaan yang ditutupi kain merah. Lelaki tua itu memandangi kursi dengan penuh perasaan, lalu perlahan mendekati kursi, nyaris melewati tanda dilarang mendekat setelah sebelumnya men...

    Ever since watching "The Last Emperor," I've kind of been obsessed with court life in imperial China, so I decided to read about it straight from the horse's mouth in this autobiography by China's last emperor, PuYi. Sure, the ridiculously opulent palace lifestyle was fascinating, and ...

    You could almost feel the party official standing over his shoulder as he wrote it. ...

    (view spoiler)[Bettie's Books (hide spoiler)] ...

    This is a pretty fascinating journey through China's sometimes brutal transition into modernity. From the machinations of the dying Qing court, to the prison like royal palace of the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo, to a communist brain washing center, the reader gets to live vicari...

    Henry Pu Yi. Lahir tanggal 7 Feb 1906 dan diangkat menjadi kaisar pada tanggal 13 Nov 1908. Tanggal 12 Feb 1912 janda permaisuri Lung Yu mengumumkan penurunan tahta Pu Yi. Pu Yi adalah kaisar yang berkuasa hanya selama 3 tahun tanpa adanya kesadaran yang nyata akan situasi politik ....

    Buku yang perlu kau baca dalam hidupmu! Memang buku ini bukanlah buku yang akan membuatmu terkesima atau excited. Bahkan boleh dibilang kadang-kadang menbosankan. Namun, selain kita bisa belajar sejarah darinya, sosok Henry Pu-Yi mengajarkan banyak hal tentang kehidupan pada kita. Kau ...

    I found the book quite comforting in the long run than watching the movie. Unfortunately, I'm not a fan of Chinese history, so that actually affected my rating. Still, it is fun to discover the life of the last emperor. I hope all societies will learn from Pu Yi's life. ...

    This is interesting - I read it for a class back in the 80's. ...

    The Last Emperor, Bernardo Bertolucci The Last Emperor is actually? not the last. Notwithstanding the fact that China is officially a republic and a communist one at that, it is still governed with imperial pretense. In other words, Xi has imperial powers, which are not unu...

    After reading this book, I can't help but feeling sorry for Pu Yi. Suddenly thrust into power in the twilight of Qing Empire, I can see that he was ill-prepared for the inevitable end of the Empire. Throughout his childhood, he did not received proper education about what is right and ...

    An absolutely wonderful book, powerful in its exploration of such a foreign and powerful man during such volatile times. "The Last Manchu: The Autobiography of Henry Pu Yi, Last Emperor of China" is stunning in its detail. As you learn later on, Pu Yi himself became a member of a hi...

    This is a great book about an interesting life within the context of a time in Chinese history that is just as interesting. I think anyone can enjoy it no matter their interests or political beliefs, there is probably something in here that will effect you in some way, that will make y...

    Too much politics, which combined with the best someone's one-sentence review form here ("You could almost feel the party official standing over his shoulder as he wrote it.") resulted in boring and spurious, false story. Huge disappointment. I was actually considering at least few ...

    It started so well, it really caught my attention, make me want to know more, but as the story develops I started to see a lot of unnecessary details and information. To be sincere it wasn't what I was expecting, and the end was so plain it didn't leave me a good impression. But I cert...

    This Pu Yi is nothing like the one in Bertolucci's movie. Lacklustre considering he was the last emperor that lived through the overthrow of his empire, the Japanese Occupation and the Cultural Revolution. ...

  • Steve
    Oct 22, 2011

    This is one of those occasions where the movie is better than the book. The Last Emperor of China had an interesting life, even if he had little say in it. He was the last remnant of an absolute monarchy which had existed in various forms (with some interruptions) since the time of ...

    Seorang lelaki tua berkaca mata dengan perawaan kurus berjalan tertatih-tatih menuju sebuah singgasana kerajaan yang ditutupi kain merah. Lelaki tua itu memandangi kursi dengan penuh perasaan, lalu perlahan mendekati kursi, nyaris melewati tanda dilarang mendekat setelah sebelumnya men...

    Ever since watching "The Last Emperor," I've kind of been obsessed with court life in imperial China, so I decided to read about it straight from the horse's mouth in this autobiography by China's last emperor, PuYi. Sure, the ridiculously opulent palace lifestyle was fascinating, and ...

    You could almost feel the party official standing over his shoulder as he wrote it. ...

    (view spoiler)[Bettie's Books (hide spoiler)] ...

    This is a pretty fascinating journey through China's sometimes brutal transition into modernity. From the machinations of the dying Qing court, to the prison like royal palace of the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo, to a communist brain washing center, the reader gets to live vicari...

    Henry Pu Yi. Lahir tanggal 7 Feb 1906 dan diangkat menjadi kaisar pada tanggal 13 Nov 1908. Tanggal 12 Feb 1912 janda permaisuri Lung Yu mengumumkan penurunan tahta Pu Yi. Pu Yi adalah kaisar yang berkuasa hanya selama 3 tahun tanpa adanya kesadaran yang nyata akan situasi politik ....

    Buku yang perlu kau baca dalam hidupmu! Memang buku ini bukanlah buku yang akan membuatmu terkesima atau excited. Bahkan boleh dibilang kadang-kadang menbosankan. Namun, selain kita bisa belajar sejarah darinya, sosok Henry Pu-Yi mengajarkan banyak hal tentang kehidupan pada kita. Kau ...

    I found the book quite comforting in the long run than watching the movie. Unfortunately, I'm not a fan of Chinese history, so that actually affected my rating. Still, it is fun to discover the life of the last emperor. I hope all societies will learn from Pu Yi's life. ...

    This is interesting - I read it for a class back in the 80's. ...

    The Last Emperor, Bernardo Bertolucci The Last Emperor is actually? not the last. Notwithstanding the fact that China is officially a republic and a communist one at that, it is still governed with imperial pretense. In other words, Xi has imperial powers, which are not unu...

    After reading this book, I can't help but feeling sorry for Pu Yi. Suddenly thrust into power in the twilight of Qing Empire, I can see that he was ill-prepared for the inevitable end of the Empire. Throughout his childhood, he did not received proper education about what is right and ...

    An absolutely wonderful book, powerful in its exploration of such a foreign and powerful man during such volatile times. "The Last Manchu: The Autobiography of Henry Pu Yi, Last Emperor of China" is stunning in its detail. As you learn later on, Pu Yi himself became a member of a hi...

    This is a great book about an interesting life within the context of a time in Chinese history that is just as interesting. I think anyone can enjoy it no matter their interests or political beliefs, there is probably something in here that will effect you in some way, that will make y...

    Too much politics, which combined with the best someone's one-sentence review form here ("You could almost feel the party official standing over his shoulder as he wrote it.") resulted in boring and spurious, false story. Huge disappointment. I was actually considering at least few ...

    It started so well, it really caught my attention, make me want to know more, but as the story develops I started to see a lot of unnecessary details and information. To be sincere it wasn't what I was expecting, and the end was so plain it didn't leave me a good impression. But I cert...

    This Pu Yi is nothing like the one in Bertolucci's movie. Lacklustre considering he was the last emperor that lived through the overthrow of his empire, the Japanese Occupation and the Cultural Revolution. ...

    Amazing book. Managed to suck me in from the beginning to the end, I wasn't bored for one moment. It was what started a deep fascination with the Qing Dynasty for me. My favorite book ever. Read it, you won't be disappointed. ...

    It was an interesting book of the history of the last Emperor of China. Slow to read but it was the histiry of China that i did not know. ...

    This is the story of the author's personal journey, not a history textbook, and so it's a poor way to try and understand the events of the period. Pu Yi centers the story on himself, a man surrounded and imprisoned by privilege and controlling forces, so the larger events of history co...

    I saw the movie 25 years ago and loved it and now I finally read the book - and now I want to see the movie again. This is a marvellous book. Such and extraordinary life told through an incredible period of history: imperial autocratic rule to communism, Japanese invasion ww2, Stalin, ...

    This autobiography traces the unique life of Henry Pu Yi, the last emperor of China, from when he first ascended the throne at 2 years 10 months of age, through his time in hiding, to his time puppet ruling Manchukuo for the Japanese in WWII, to his thought reform under the communists....

    I read this years ago after seeing The Last Emperor, traveling to China, and making a comment to our guide/translator about how the set of the Forbidden City looked so much like the real thing. She said that the scenes in the film were not shot on a set, and told me that the film was b...

  • Realini
    Feb 06, 2018

    This is one of those occasions where the movie is better than the book. The Last Emperor of China had an interesting life, even if he had little say in it. He was the last remnant of an absolute monarchy which had existed in various forms (with some interruptions) since the time of ...

    Seorang lelaki tua berkaca mata dengan perawaan kurus berjalan tertatih-tatih menuju sebuah singgasana kerajaan yang ditutupi kain merah. Lelaki tua itu memandangi kursi dengan penuh perasaan, lalu perlahan mendekati kursi, nyaris melewati tanda dilarang mendekat setelah sebelumnya men...

    Ever since watching "The Last Emperor," I've kind of been obsessed with court life in imperial China, so I decided to read about it straight from the horse's mouth in this autobiography by China's last emperor, PuYi. Sure, the ridiculously opulent palace lifestyle was fascinating, and ...

    You could almost feel the party official standing over his shoulder as he wrote it. ...

    (view spoiler)[Bettie's Books (hide spoiler)] ...

    This is a pretty fascinating journey through China's sometimes brutal transition into modernity. From the machinations of the dying Qing court, to the prison like royal palace of the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo, to a communist brain washing center, the reader gets to live vicari...

    Henry Pu Yi. Lahir tanggal 7 Feb 1906 dan diangkat menjadi kaisar pada tanggal 13 Nov 1908. Tanggal 12 Feb 1912 janda permaisuri Lung Yu mengumumkan penurunan tahta Pu Yi. Pu Yi adalah kaisar yang berkuasa hanya selama 3 tahun tanpa adanya kesadaran yang nyata akan situasi politik ....

    Buku yang perlu kau baca dalam hidupmu! Memang buku ini bukanlah buku yang akan membuatmu terkesima atau excited. Bahkan boleh dibilang kadang-kadang menbosankan. Namun, selain kita bisa belajar sejarah darinya, sosok Henry Pu-Yi mengajarkan banyak hal tentang kehidupan pada kita. Kau ...

    I found the book quite comforting in the long run than watching the movie. Unfortunately, I'm not a fan of Chinese history, so that actually affected my rating. Still, it is fun to discover the life of the last emperor. I hope all societies will learn from Pu Yi's life. ...

    This is interesting - I read it for a class back in the 80's. ...

    The Last Emperor, Bernardo Bertolucci The Last Emperor is actually? not the last. Notwithstanding the fact that China is officially a republic and a communist one at that, it is still governed with imperial pretense. In other words, Xi has imperial powers, which are not unu...

  • Jonathan
    Feb 21, 2014

    This is one of those occasions where the movie is better than the book. The Last Emperor of China had an interesting life, even if he had little say in it. He was the last remnant of an absolute monarchy which had existed in various forms (with some interruptions) since the time of ...

    Seorang lelaki tua berkaca mata dengan perawaan kurus berjalan tertatih-tatih menuju sebuah singgasana kerajaan yang ditutupi kain merah. Lelaki tua itu memandangi kursi dengan penuh perasaan, lalu perlahan mendekati kursi, nyaris melewati tanda dilarang mendekat setelah sebelumnya men...

    Ever since watching "The Last Emperor," I've kind of been obsessed with court life in imperial China, so I decided to read about it straight from the horse's mouth in this autobiography by China's last emperor, PuYi. Sure, the ridiculously opulent palace lifestyle was fascinating, and ...

    You could almost feel the party official standing over his shoulder as he wrote it. ...

    (view spoiler)[Bettie's Books (hide spoiler)] ...

    This is a pretty fascinating journey through China's sometimes brutal transition into modernity. From the machinations of the dying Qing court, to the prison like royal palace of the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo, to a communist brain washing center, the reader gets to live vicari...

    Henry Pu Yi. Lahir tanggal 7 Feb 1906 dan diangkat menjadi kaisar pada tanggal 13 Nov 1908. Tanggal 12 Feb 1912 janda permaisuri Lung Yu mengumumkan penurunan tahta Pu Yi. Pu Yi adalah kaisar yang berkuasa hanya selama 3 tahun tanpa adanya kesadaran yang nyata akan situasi politik ....

    Buku yang perlu kau baca dalam hidupmu! Memang buku ini bukanlah buku yang akan membuatmu terkesima atau excited. Bahkan boleh dibilang kadang-kadang menbosankan. Namun, selain kita bisa belajar sejarah darinya, sosok Henry Pu-Yi mengajarkan banyak hal tentang kehidupan pada kita. Kau ...

    I found the book quite comforting in the long run than watching the movie. Unfortunately, I'm not a fan of Chinese history, so that actually affected my rating. Still, it is fun to discover the life of the last emperor. I hope all societies will learn from Pu Yi's life. ...

    This is interesting - I read it for a class back in the 80's. ...

    The Last Emperor, Bernardo Bertolucci The Last Emperor is actually? not the last. Notwithstanding the fact that China is officially a republic and a communist one at that, it is still governed with imperial pretense. In other words, Xi has imperial powers, which are not unu...

    After reading this book, I can't help but feeling sorry for Pu Yi. Suddenly thrust into power in the twilight of Qing Empire, I can see that he was ill-prepared for the inevitable end of the Empire. Throughout his childhood, he did not received proper education about what is right and ...

    An absolutely wonderful book, powerful in its exploration of such a foreign and powerful man during such volatile times. "The Last Manchu: The Autobiography of Henry Pu Yi, Last Emperor of China" is stunning in its detail. As you learn later on, Pu Yi himself became a member of a hi...

    This is a great book about an interesting life within the context of a time in Chinese history that is just as interesting. I think anyone can enjoy it no matter their interests or political beliefs, there is probably something in here that will effect you in some way, that will make y...

    Too much politics, which combined with the best someone's one-sentence review form here ("You could almost feel the party official standing over his shoulder as he wrote it.") resulted in boring and spurious, false story. Huge disappointment. I was actually considering at least few ...

    It started so well, it really caught my attention, make me want to know more, but as the story develops I started to see a lot of unnecessary details and information. To be sincere it wasn't what I was expecting, and the end was so plain it didn't leave me a good impression. But I cert...

    This Pu Yi is nothing like the one in Bertolucci's movie. Lacklustre considering he was the last emperor that lived through the overthrow of his empire, the Japanese Occupation and the Cultural Revolution. ...

    Amazing book. Managed to suck me in from the beginning to the end, I wasn't bored for one moment. It was what started a deep fascination with the Qing Dynasty for me. My favorite book ever. Read it, you won't be disappointed. ...

    It was an interesting book of the history of the last Emperor of China. Slow to read but it was the histiry of China that i did not know. ...

    This is the story of the author's personal journey, not a history textbook, and so it's a poor way to try and understand the events of the period. Pu Yi centers the story on himself, a man surrounded and imprisoned by privilege and controlling forces, so the larger events of history co...

    I saw the movie 25 years ago and loved it and now I finally read the book - and now I want to see the movie again. This is a marvellous book. Such and extraordinary life told through an incredible period of history: imperial autocratic rule to communism, Japanese invasion ww2, Stalin, ...

  • Tvrtko Balić
    Oct 15, 2017

    This is one of those occasions where the movie is better than the book. The Last Emperor of China had an interesting life, even if he had little say in it. He was the last remnant of an absolute monarchy which had existed in various forms (with some interruptions) since the time of ...

    Seorang lelaki tua berkaca mata dengan perawaan kurus berjalan tertatih-tatih menuju sebuah singgasana kerajaan yang ditutupi kain merah. Lelaki tua itu memandangi kursi dengan penuh perasaan, lalu perlahan mendekati kursi, nyaris melewati tanda dilarang mendekat setelah sebelumnya men...

    Ever since watching "The Last Emperor," I've kind of been obsessed with court life in imperial China, so I decided to read about it straight from the horse's mouth in this autobiography by China's last emperor, PuYi. Sure, the ridiculously opulent palace lifestyle was fascinating, and ...

    You could almost feel the party official standing over his shoulder as he wrote it. ...

    (view spoiler)[Bettie's Books (hide spoiler)] ...

    This is a pretty fascinating journey through China's sometimes brutal transition into modernity. From the machinations of the dying Qing court, to the prison like royal palace of the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo, to a communist brain washing center, the reader gets to live vicari...

    Henry Pu Yi. Lahir tanggal 7 Feb 1906 dan diangkat menjadi kaisar pada tanggal 13 Nov 1908. Tanggal 12 Feb 1912 janda permaisuri Lung Yu mengumumkan penurunan tahta Pu Yi. Pu Yi adalah kaisar yang berkuasa hanya selama 3 tahun tanpa adanya kesadaran yang nyata akan situasi politik ....

    Buku yang perlu kau baca dalam hidupmu! Memang buku ini bukanlah buku yang akan membuatmu terkesima atau excited. Bahkan boleh dibilang kadang-kadang menbosankan. Namun, selain kita bisa belajar sejarah darinya, sosok Henry Pu-Yi mengajarkan banyak hal tentang kehidupan pada kita. Kau ...

    I found the book quite comforting in the long run than watching the movie. Unfortunately, I'm not a fan of Chinese history, so that actually affected my rating. Still, it is fun to discover the life of the last emperor. I hope all societies will learn from Pu Yi's life. ...

    This is interesting - I read it for a class back in the 80's. ...

    The Last Emperor, Bernardo Bertolucci The Last Emperor is actually? not the last. Notwithstanding the fact that China is officially a republic and a communist one at that, it is still governed with imperial pretense. In other words, Xi has imperial powers, which are not unu...

    After reading this book, I can't help but feeling sorry for Pu Yi. Suddenly thrust into power in the twilight of Qing Empire, I can see that he was ill-prepared for the inevitable end of the Empire. Throughout his childhood, he did not received proper education about what is right and ...

    An absolutely wonderful book, powerful in its exploration of such a foreign and powerful man during such volatile times. "The Last Manchu: The Autobiography of Henry Pu Yi, Last Emperor of China" is stunning in its detail. As you learn later on, Pu Yi himself became a member of a hi...

    This is a great book about an interesting life within the context of a time in Chinese history that is just as interesting. I think anyone can enjoy it no matter their interests or political beliefs, there is probably something in here that will effect you in some way, that will make y...

  • Theia
    Apr 15, 2014

    This is one of those occasions where the movie is better than the book. The Last Emperor of China had an interesting life, even if he had little say in it. He was the last remnant of an absolute monarchy which had existed in various forms (with some interruptions) since the time of ...

    Seorang lelaki tua berkaca mata dengan perawaan kurus berjalan tertatih-tatih menuju sebuah singgasana kerajaan yang ditutupi kain merah. Lelaki tua itu memandangi kursi dengan penuh perasaan, lalu perlahan mendekati kursi, nyaris melewati tanda dilarang mendekat setelah sebelumnya men...

    Ever since watching "The Last Emperor," I've kind of been obsessed with court life in imperial China, so I decided to read about it straight from the horse's mouth in this autobiography by China's last emperor, PuYi. Sure, the ridiculously opulent palace lifestyle was fascinating, and ...

    You could almost feel the party official standing over his shoulder as he wrote it. ...

    (view spoiler)[Bettie's Books (hide spoiler)] ...

    This is a pretty fascinating journey through China's sometimes brutal transition into modernity. From the machinations of the dying Qing court, to the prison like royal palace of the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo, to a communist brain washing center, the reader gets to live vicari...

    Henry Pu Yi. Lahir tanggal 7 Feb 1906 dan diangkat menjadi kaisar pada tanggal 13 Nov 1908. Tanggal 12 Feb 1912 janda permaisuri Lung Yu mengumumkan penurunan tahta Pu Yi. Pu Yi adalah kaisar yang berkuasa hanya selama 3 tahun tanpa adanya kesadaran yang nyata akan situasi politik ....

    Buku yang perlu kau baca dalam hidupmu! Memang buku ini bukanlah buku yang akan membuatmu terkesima atau excited. Bahkan boleh dibilang kadang-kadang menbosankan. Namun, selain kita bisa belajar sejarah darinya, sosok Henry Pu-Yi mengajarkan banyak hal tentang kehidupan pada kita. Kau ...

    I found the book quite comforting in the long run than watching the movie. Unfortunately, I'm not a fan of Chinese history, so that actually affected my rating. Still, it is fun to discover the life of the last emperor. I hope all societies will learn from Pu Yi's life. ...

    This is interesting - I read it for a class back in the 80's. ...

    The Last Emperor, Bernardo Bertolucci The Last Emperor is actually? not the last. Notwithstanding the fact that China is officially a republic and a communist one at that, it is still governed with imperial pretense. In other words, Xi has imperial powers, which are not unu...

    After reading this book, I can't help but feeling sorry for Pu Yi. Suddenly thrust into power in the twilight of Qing Empire, I can see that he was ill-prepared for the inevitable end of the Empire. Throughout his childhood, he did not received proper education about what is right and ...

    An absolutely wonderful book, powerful in its exploration of such a foreign and powerful man during such volatile times. "The Last Manchu: The Autobiography of Henry Pu Yi, Last Emperor of China" is stunning in its detail. As you learn later on, Pu Yi himself became a member of a hi...

    This is a great book about an interesting life within the context of a time in Chinese history that is just as interesting. I think anyone can enjoy it no matter their interests or political beliefs, there is probably something in here that will effect you in some way, that will make y...

    Too much politics, which combined with the best someone's one-sentence review form here ("You could almost feel the party official standing over his shoulder as he wrote it.") resulted in boring and spurious, false story. Huge disappointment. I was actually considering at least few ...

    It started so well, it really caught my attention, make me want to know more, but as the story develops I started to see a lot of unnecessary details and information. To be sincere it wasn't what I was expecting, and the end was so plain it didn't leave me a good impression. But I cert...

    This Pu Yi is nothing like the one in Bertolucci's movie. Lacklustre considering he was the last emperor that lived through the overthrow of his empire, the Japanese Occupation and the Cultural Revolution. ...

    Amazing book. Managed to suck me in from the beginning to the end, I wasn't bored for one moment. It was what started a deep fascination with the Qing Dynasty for me. My favorite book ever. Read it, you won't be disappointed. ...

    It was an interesting book of the history of the last Emperor of China. Slow to read but it was the histiry of China that i did not know. ...

    This is the story of the author's personal journey, not a history textbook, and so it's a poor way to try and understand the events of the period. Pu Yi centers the story on himself, a man surrounded and imprisoned by privilege and controlling forces, so the larger events of history co...

    I saw the movie 25 years ago and loved it and now I finally read the book - and now I want to see the movie again. This is a marvellous book. Such and extraordinary life told through an incredible period of history: imperial autocratic rule to communism, Japanese invasion ww2, Stalin, ...

    This autobiography traces the unique life of Henry Pu Yi, the last emperor of China, from when he first ascended the throne at 2 years 10 months of age, through his time in hiding, to his time puppet ruling Manchukuo for the Japanese in WWII, to his thought reform under the communists....

    I read this years ago after seeing The Last Emperor, traveling to China, and making a comment to our guide/translator about how the set of the Forbidden City looked so much like the real thing. She said that the scenes in the film were not shot on a set, and told me that the film was b...

    It's odd to read an autobiography with an unreliable narrator- after a sheltered life that could not possibly have produced and entirely sound mind, after being used as a puppet emperor by the Japanese, being a prisoner for 5 years in the Soviet Union, Pu Yi wrote this book while under...

    Buku ini berdasarkan penuturan Pu Yi sendiri. Dia menceritakan perjalanan hidupnya yang luar biasa: penobatannya sebagai Kaisar pada usia dua tahun, hubungannya dengan orang-orang di sekitarnya, korupsi yang menggerogoti kerajaan, menjadi boneka penguasa Jepang, mendekam di penjara seb...

    This was a very fascinating read indeed. The autobiography of the last emperor of China, Pu Yi, tells the story of the great changes in China when the days of the old empire ended and new communist China was born. Caught in all this is a man with quite a sad destiny. Pu Yi became the e...

    This autobiography is a unique account of an Emperor, Henry Pu Yi, the Lord of 10,000 years, fall from his privileged position to that of a humble and ordinary citizen of Mao's communist regime in modern China. For me the first earlier chapters of Henry's life in the Forbidden city wer...

    Nah, ketemu juga kisah Puyi yg versi bahasa Indo, haha. Ini kisahnya ditulis Puyi sendiri dari masa kecil sebagai kaisar cilik hingga menjadi orang biasa, seorang editor. Masalahnya, krn ditulis Puyi sendiri itulah yg bikin aku agak ragu antara baca yg versi ini atau versi Edward Sam...

    The autobiography of the last emperor of China. It reads like an account of every major event of the 20th century as this man, crowned emperor in 1908 at the age of two, forced to abdicate in 1912 but continuing to live previous lifestyle until 1924, installed as a puppet emperor of Ma...

    Tragic.. that is the life of the last Emperor of China. When i read this book, all i can feel for him is pity. Sometimes i feel he deserves it, but as i read in one chapter when he told about how he was left alone, getting bullied, insulted, and had to suffer all the humiliation back i...

  • Daniel Meyer
    Jan 31, 2018

    This is one of those occasions where the movie is better than the book. The Last Emperor of China had an interesting life, even if he had little say in it. He was the last remnant of an absolute monarchy which had existed in various forms (with some interruptions) since the time of ...

    Seorang lelaki tua berkaca mata dengan perawaan kurus berjalan tertatih-tatih menuju sebuah singgasana kerajaan yang ditutupi kain merah. Lelaki tua itu memandangi kursi dengan penuh perasaan, lalu perlahan mendekati kursi, nyaris melewati tanda dilarang mendekat setelah sebelumnya men...

    Ever since watching "The Last Emperor," I've kind of been obsessed with court life in imperial China, so I decided to read about it straight from the horse's mouth in this autobiography by China's last emperor, PuYi. Sure, the ridiculously opulent palace lifestyle was fascinating, and ...

    You could almost feel the party official standing over his shoulder as he wrote it. ...

    (view spoiler)[Bettie's Books (hide spoiler)] ...

    This is a pretty fascinating journey through China's sometimes brutal transition into modernity. From the machinations of the dying Qing court, to the prison like royal palace of the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo, to a communist brain washing center, the reader gets to live vicari...

    Henry Pu Yi. Lahir tanggal 7 Feb 1906 dan diangkat menjadi kaisar pada tanggal 13 Nov 1908. Tanggal 12 Feb 1912 janda permaisuri Lung Yu mengumumkan penurunan tahta Pu Yi. Pu Yi adalah kaisar yang berkuasa hanya selama 3 tahun tanpa adanya kesadaran yang nyata akan situasi politik ....

    Buku yang perlu kau baca dalam hidupmu! Memang buku ini bukanlah buku yang akan membuatmu terkesima atau excited. Bahkan boleh dibilang kadang-kadang menbosankan. Namun, selain kita bisa belajar sejarah darinya, sosok Henry Pu-Yi mengajarkan banyak hal tentang kehidupan pada kita. Kau ...

    I found the book quite comforting in the long run than watching the movie. Unfortunately, I'm not a fan of Chinese history, so that actually affected my rating. Still, it is fun to discover the life of the last emperor. I hope all societies will learn from Pu Yi's life. ...

    This is interesting - I read it for a class back in the 80's. ...

    The Last Emperor, Bernardo Bertolucci The Last Emperor is actually? not the last. Notwithstanding the fact that China is officially a republic and a communist one at that, it is still governed with imperial pretense. In other words, Xi has imperial powers, which are not unu...

    After reading this book, I can't help but feeling sorry for Pu Yi. Suddenly thrust into power in the twilight of Qing Empire, I can see that he was ill-prepared for the inevitable end of the Empire. Throughout his childhood, he did not received proper education about what is right and ...

    An absolutely wonderful book, powerful in its exploration of such a foreign and powerful man during such volatile times. "The Last Manchu: The Autobiography of Henry Pu Yi, Last Emperor of China" is stunning in its detail. As you learn later on, Pu Yi himself became a member of a hi...

  • Reza Amiri Praramadhan
    May 06, 2017

    This is one of those occasions where the movie is better than the book. The Last Emperor of China had an interesting life, even if he had little say in it. He was the last remnant of an absolute monarchy which had existed in various forms (with some interruptions) since the time of ...

    Seorang lelaki tua berkaca mata dengan perawaan kurus berjalan tertatih-tatih menuju sebuah singgasana kerajaan yang ditutupi kain merah. Lelaki tua itu memandangi kursi dengan penuh perasaan, lalu perlahan mendekati kursi, nyaris melewati tanda dilarang mendekat setelah sebelumnya men...

    Ever since watching "The Last Emperor," I've kind of been obsessed with court life in imperial China, so I decided to read about it straight from the horse's mouth in this autobiography by China's last emperor, PuYi. Sure, the ridiculously opulent palace lifestyle was fascinating, and ...

    You could almost feel the party official standing over his shoulder as he wrote it. ...

    (view spoiler)[Bettie's Books (hide spoiler)] ...

    This is a pretty fascinating journey through China's sometimes brutal transition into modernity. From the machinations of the dying Qing court, to the prison like royal palace of the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo, to a communist brain washing center, the reader gets to live vicari...

    Henry Pu Yi. Lahir tanggal 7 Feb 1906 dan diangkat menjadi kaisar pada tanggal 13 Nov 1908. Tanggal 12 Feb 1912 janda permaisuri Lung Yu mengumumkan penurunan tahta Pu Yi. Pu Yi adalah kaisar yang berkuasa hanya selama 3 tahun tanpa adanya kesadaran yang nyata akan situasi politik ....

    Buku yang perlu kau baca dalam hidupmu! Memang buku ini bukanlah buku yang akan membuatmu terkesima atau excited. Bahkan boleh dibilang kadang-kadang menbosankan. Namun, selain kita bisa belajar sejarah darinya, sosok Henry Pu-Yi mengajarkan banyak hal tentang kehidupan pada kita. Kau ...

    I found the book quite comforting in the long run than watching the movie. Unfortunately, I'm not a fan of Chinese history, so that actually affected my rating. Still, it is fun to discover the life of the last emperor. I hope all societies will learn from Pu Yi's life. ...

    This is interesting - I read it for a class back in the 80's. ...

    The Last Emperor, Bernardo Bertolucci The Last Emperor is actually? not the last. Notwithstanding the fact that China is officially a republic and a communist one at that, it is still governed with imperial pretense. In other words, Xi has imperial powers, which are not unu...

    After reading this book, I can't help but feeling sorry for Pu Yi. Suddenly thrust into power in the twilight of Qing Empire, I can see that he was ill-prepared for the inevitable end of the Empire. Throughout his childhood, he did not received proper education about what is right and ...

  • Joanne Tarabicos
    Sep 27, 2017

    This is one of those occasions where the movie is better than the book. The Last Emperor of China had an interesting life, even if he had little say in it. He was the last remnant of an absolute monarchy which had existed in various forms (with some interruptions) since the time of ...

    Seorang lelaki tua berkaca mata dengan perawaan kurus berjalan tertatih-tatih menuju sebuah singgasana kerajaan yang ditutupi kain merah. Lelaki tua itu memandangi kursi dengan penuh perasaan, lalu perlahan mendekati kursi, nyaris melewati tanda dilarang mendekat setelah sebelumnya men...

    Ever since watching "The Last Emperor," I've kind of been obsessed with court life in imperial China, so I decided to read about it straight from the horse's mouth in this autobiography by China's last emperor, PuYi. Sure, the ridiculously opulent palace lifestyle was fascinating, and ...

    You could almost feel the party official standing over his shoulder as he wrote it. ...

    (view spoiler)[Bettie's Books (hide spoiler)] ...

    This is a pretty fascinating journey through China's sometimes brutal transition into modernity. From the machinations of the dying Qing court, to the prison like royal palace of the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo, to a communist brain washing center, the reader gets to live vicari...

    Henry Pu Yi. Lahir tanggal 7 Feb 1906 dan diangkat menjadi kaisar pada tanggal 13 Nov 1908. Tanggal 12 Feb 1912 janda permaisuri Lung Yu mengumumkan penurunan tahta Pu Yi. Pu Yi adalah kaisar yang berkuasa hanya selama 3 tahun tanpa adanya kesadaran yang nyata akan situasi politik ....

    Buku yang perlu kau baca dalam hidupmu! Memang buku ini bukanlah buku yang akan membuatmu terkesima atau excited. Bahkan boleh dibilang kadang-kadang menbosankan. Namun, selain kita bisa belajar sejarah darinya, sosok Henry Pu-Yi mengajarkan banyak hal tentang kehidupan pada kita. Kau ...

    I found the book quite comforting in the long run than watching the movie. Unfortunately, I'm not a fan of Chinese history, so that actually affected my rating. Still, it is fun to discover the life of the last emperor. I hope all societies will learn from Pu Yi's life. ...

    This is interesting - I read it for a class back in the 80's. ...

    The Last Emperor, Bernardo Bertolucci The Last Emperor is actually? not the last. Notwithstanding the fact that China is officially a republic and a communist one at that, it is still governed with imperial pretense. In other words, Xi has imperial powers, which are not unu...

    After reading this book, I can't help but feeling sorry for Pu Yi. Suddenly thrust into power in the twilight of Qing Empire, I can see that he was ill-prepared for the inevitable end of the Empire. Throughout his childhood, he did not received proper education about what is right and ...

    An absolutely wonderful book, powerful in its exploration of such a foreign and powerful man during such volatile times. "The Last Manchu: The Autobiography of Henry Pu Yi, Last Emperor of China" is stunning in its detail. As you learn later on, Pu Yi himself became a member of a hi...

    This is a great book about an interesting life within the context of a time in Chinese history that is just as interesting. I think anyone can enjoy it no matter their interests or political beliefs, there is probably something in here that will effect you in some way, that will make y...

    Too much politics, which combined with the best someone's one-sentence review form here ("You could almost feel the party official standing over his shoulder as he wrote it.") resulted in boring and spurious, false story. Huge disappointment. I was actually considering at least few ...

    It started so well, it really caught my attention, make me want to know more, but as the story develops I started to see a lot of unnecessary details and information. To be sincere it wasn't what I was expecting, and the end was so plain it didn't leave me a good impression. But I cert...

    This Pu Yi is nothing like the one in Bertolucci's movie. Lacklustre considering he was the last emperor that lived through the overthrow of his empire, the Japanese Occupation and the Cultural Revolution. ...

    Amazing book. Managed to suck me in from the beginning to the end, I wasn't bored for one moment. It was what started a deep fascination with the Qing Dynasty for me. My favorite book ever. Read it, you won't be disappointed. ...

    It was an interesting book of the history of the last Emperor of China. Slow to read but it was the histiry of China that i did not know. ...

  • Mateusz Zaleski
    Dec 03, 2017

    This is one of those occasions where the movie is better than the book. The Last Emperor of China had an interesting life, even if he had little say in it. He was the last remnant of an absolute monarchy which had existed in various forms (with some interruptions) since the time of ...

    Seorang lelaki tua berkaca mata dengan perawaan kurus berjalan tertatih-tatih menuju sebuah singgasana kerajaan yang ditutupi kain merah. Lelaki tua itu memandangi kursi dengan penuh perasaan, lalu perlahan mendekati kursi, nyaris melewati tanda dilarang mendekat setelah sebelumnya men...

    Ever since watching "The Last Emperor," I've kind of been obsessed with court life in imperial China, so I decided to read about it straight from the horse's mouth in this autobiography by China's last emperor, PuYi. Sure, the ridiculously opulent palace lifestyle was fascinating, and ...

    You could almost feel the party official standing over his shoulder as he wrote it. ...

    (view spoiler)[Bettie's Books (hide spoiler)] ...

    This is a pretty fascinating journey through China's sometimes brutal transition into modernity. From the machinations of the dying Qing court, to the prison like royal palace of the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo, to a communist brain washing center, the reader gets to live vicari...

    Henry Pu Yi. Lahir tanggal 7 Feb 1906 dan diangkat menjadi kaisar pada tanggal 13 Nov 1908. Tanggal 12 Feb 1912 janda permaisuri Lung Yu mengumumkan penurunan tahta Pu Yi. Pu Yi adalah kaisar yang berkuasa hanya selama 3 tahun tanpa adanya kesadaran yang nyata akan situasi politik ....

    Buku yang perlu kau baca dalam hidupmu! Memang buku ini bukanlah buku yang akan membuatmu terkesima atau excited. Bahkan boleh dibilang kadang-kadang menbosankan. Namun, selain kita bisa belajar sejarah darinya, sosok Henry Pu-Yi mengajarkan banyak hal tentang kehidupan pada kita. Kau ...

    I found the book quite comforting in the long run than watching the movie. Unfortunately, I'm not a fan of Chinese history, so that actually affected my rating. Still, it is fun to discover the life of the last emperor. I hope all societies will learn from Pu Yi's life. ...

    This is interesting - I read it for a class back in the 80's. ...

    The Last Emperor, Bernardo Bertolucci The Last Emperor is actually? not the last. Notwithstanding the fact that China is officially a republic and a communist one at that, it is still governed with imperial pretense. In other words, Xi has imperial powers, which are not unu...

    After reading this book, I can't help but feeling sorry for Pu Yi. Suddenly thrust into power in the twilight of Qing Empire, I can see that he was ill-prepared for the inevitable end of the Empire. Throughout his childhood, he did not received proper education about what is right and ...

    An absolutely wonderful book, powerful in its exploration of such a foreign and powerful man during such volatile times. "The Last Manchu: The Autobiography of Henry Pu Yi, Last Emperor of China" is stunning in its detail. As you learn later on, Pu Yi himself became a member of a hi...

    This is a great book about an interesting life within the context of a time in Chinese history that is just as interesting. I think anyone can enjoy it no matter their interests or political beliefs, there is probably something in here that will effect you in some way, that will make y...

    Too much politics, which combined with the best someone's one-sentence review form here ("You could almost feel the party official standing over his shoulder as he wrote it.") resulted in boring and spurious, false story. Huge disappointment. I was actually considering at least few ...

  • Belanie
    Oct 21, 2017

    This is one of those occasions where the movie is better than the book. The Last Emperor of China had an interesting life, even if he had little say in it. He was the last remnant of an absolute monarchy which had existed in various forms (with some interruptions) since the time of ...

    Seorang lelaki tua berkaca mata dengan perawaan kurus berjalan tertatih-tatih menuju sebuah singgasana kerajaan yang ditutupi kain merah. Lelaki tua itu memandangi kursi dengan penuh perasaan, lalu perlahan mendekati kursi, nyaris melewati tanda dilarang mendekat setelah sebelumnya men...

    Ever since watching "The Last Emperor," I've kind of been obsessed with court life in imperial China, so I decided to read about it straight from the horse's mouth in this autobiography by China's last emperor, PuYi. Sure, the ridiculously opulent palace lifestyle was fascinating, and ...

    You could almost feel the party official standing over his shoulder as he wrote it. ...

    (view spoiler)[Bettie's Books (hide spoiler)] ...

    This is a pretty fascinating journey through China's sometimes brutal transition into modernity. From the machinations of the dying Qing court, to the prison like royal palace of the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo, to a communist brain washing center, the reader gets to live vicari...

    Henry Pu Yi. Lahir tanggal 7 Feb 1906 dan diangkat menjadi kaisar pada tanggal 13 Nov 1908. Tanggal 12 Feb 1912 janda permaisuri Lung Yu mengumumkan penurunan tahta Pu Yi. Pu Yi adalah kaisar yang berkuasa hanya selama 3 tahun tanpa adanya kesadaran yang nyata akan situasi politik ....

    Buku yang perlu kau baca dalam hidupmu! Memang buku ini bukanlah buku yang akan membuatmu terkesima atau excited. Bahkan boleh dibilang kadang-kadang menbosankan. Namun, selain kita bisa belajar sejarah darinya, sosok Henry Pu-Yi mengajarkan banyak hal tentang kehidupan pada kita. Kau ...

    I found the book quite comforting in the long run than watching the movie. Unfortunately, I'm not a fan of Chinese history, so that actually affected my rating. Still, it is fun to discover the life of the last emperor. I hope all societies will learn from Pu Yi's life. ...

    This is interesting - I read it for a class back in the 80's. ...

    The Last Emperor, Bernardo Bertolucci The Last Emperor is actually? not the last. Notwithstanding the fact that China is officially a republic and a communist one at that, it is still governed with imperial pretense. In other words, Xi has imperial powers, which are not unu...

    After reading this book, I can't help but feeling sorry for Pu Yi. Suddenly thrust into power in the twilight of Qing Empire, I can see that he was ill-prepared for the inevitable end of the Empire. Throughout his childhood, he did not received proper education about what is right and ...

    An absolutely wonderful book, powerful in its exploration of such a foreign and powerful man during such volatile times. "The Last Manchu: The Autobiography of Henry Pu Yi, Last Emperor of China" is stunning in its detail. As you learn later on, Pu Yi himself became a member of a hi...

    This is a great book about an interesting life within the context of a time in Chinese history that is just as interesting. I think anyone can enjoy it no matter their interests or political beliefs, there is probably something in here that will effect you in some way, that will make y...

    Too much politics, which combined with the best someone's one-sentence review form here ("You could almost feel the party official standing over his shoulder as he wrote it.") resulted in boring and spurious, false story. Huge disappointment. I was actually considering at least few ...

    It started so well, it really caught my attention, make me want to know more, but as the story develops I started to see a lot of unnecessary details and information. To be sincere it wasn't what I was expecting, and the end was so plain it didn't leave me a good impression. But I cert...

  • Aidan Cashman
    Dec 29, 2017

    This is one of those occasions where the movie is better than the book. The Last Emperor of China had an interesting life, even if he had little say in it. He was the last remnant of an absolute monarchy which had existed in various forms (with some interruptions) since the time of ...

    Seorang lelaki tua berkaca mata dengan perawaan kurus berjalan tertatih-tatih menuju sebuah singgasana kerajaan yang ditutupi kain merah. Lelaki tua itu memandangi kursi dengan penuh perasaan, lalu perlahan mendekati kursi, nyaris melewati tanda dilarang mendekat setelah sebelumnya men...

    Ever since watching "The Last Emperor," I've kind of been obsessed with court life in imperial China, so I decided to read about it straight from the horse's mouth in this autobiography by China's last emperor, PuYi. Sure, the ridiculously opulent palace lifestyle was fascinating, and ...

    You could almost feel the party official standing over his shoulder as he wrote it. ...

    (view spoiler)[Bettie's Books (hide spoiler)] ...

    This is a pretty fascinating journey through China's sometimes brutal transition into modernity. From the machinations of the dying Qing court, to the prison like royal palace of the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo, to a communist brain washing center, the reader gets to live vicari...

    Henry Pu Yi. Lahir tanggal 7 Feb 1906 dan diangkat menjadi kaisar pada tanggal 13 Nov 1908. Tanggal 12 Feb 1912 janda permaisuri Lung Yu mengumumkan penurunan tahta Pu Yi. Pu Yi adalah kaisar yang berkuasa hanya selama 3 tahun tanpa adanya kesadaran yang nyata akan situasi politik ....

    Buku yang perlu kau baca dalam hidupmu! Memang buku ini bukanlah buku yang akan membuatmu terkesima atau excited. Bahkan boleh dibilang kadang-kadang menbosankan. Namun, selain kita bisa belajar sejarah darinya, sosok Henry Pu-Yi mengajarkan banyak hal tentang kehidupan pada kita. Kau ...

    I found the book quite comforting in the long run than watching the movie. Unfortunately, I'm not a fan of Chinese history, so that actually affected my rating. Still, it is fun to discover the life of the last emperor. I hope all societies will learn from Pu Yi's life. ...

    This is interesting - I read it for a class back in the 80's. ...

    The Last Emperor, Bernardo Bertolucci The Last Emperor is actually? not the last. Notwithstanding the fact that China is officially a republic and a communist one at that, it is still governed with imperial pretense. In other words, Xi has imperial powers, which are not unu...

    After reading this book, I can't help but feeling sorry for Pu Yi. Suddenly thrust into power in the twilight of Qing Empire, I can see that he was ill-prepared for the inevitable end of the Empire. Throughout his childhood, he did not received proper education about what is right and ...

    An absolutely wonderful book, powerful in its exploration of such a foreign and powerful man during such volatile times. "The Last Manchu: The Autobiography of Henry Pu Yi, Last Emperor of China" is stunning in its detail. As you learn later on, Pu Yi himself became a member of a hi...

    This is a great book about an interesting life within the context of a time in Chinese history that is just as interesting. I think anyone can enjoy it no matter their interests or political beliefs, there is probably something in here that will effect you in some way, that will make y...

    Too much politics, which combined with the best someone's one-sentence review form here ("You could almost feel the party official standing over his shoulder as he wrote it.") resulted in boring and spurious, false story. Huge disappointment. I was actually considering at least few ...

    It started so well, it really caught my attention, make me want to know more, but as the story develops I started to see a lot of unnecessary details and information. To be sincere it wasn't what I was expecting, and the end was so plain it didn't leave me a good impression. But I cert...

    This Pu Yi is nothing like the one in Bertolucci's movie. Lacklustre considering he was the last emperor that lived through the overthrow of his empire, the Japanese Occupation and the Cultural Revolution. ...

    Amazing book. Managed to suck me in from the beginning to the end, I wasn't bored for one moment. It was what started a deep fascination with the Qing Dynasty for me. My favorite book ever. Read it, you won't be disappointed. ...