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  1. ghce May 23, 2023

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    Edited May 23, 2023
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  2. pdxleaf ... May 23, 2023

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    "He later gifted it to Georgy Permyakov, a fluent Mandarin speaker who served as his tutor and Russian translator during his time in detention."

    Questionable circumstances to receive a gift from someone imprisoned?
     
  3. asloper6001 May 23, 2023

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    Cool watch and history!
     
  4. Walrus May 23, 2023

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    That is one cool looking watch too bad Puyi hooked up with the Japanese
     
  5. ghce May 23, 2023

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    I think Emperor Puyi had a very sad life, kicked from one sad circumstance to the next, a pawn in other people's games, truly tragic figure but his lot could have been worse I suppose when you looked at the outcomes for other deposed institutional monarchs in that time frame.
     
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  6. Walrus May 23, 2023

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    I’ve read he wasn’t as benevolent as Hollywood portrayed him but it difficult to judge historical characters through modern eyes.
    That is a beautiful moonphase regardless and from an interesting time in history, i find it difficult to think that the guards at the gulag wouldn’t have snatched it but what do I know I wasn’t there
     
  7. JimInOz Melbourne Australia May 24, 2023

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  8. Watch my Whisky May 24, 2023

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    Strange, I haven’t read anything about this in the Mainland Chinese press.
     
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  9. JimInOz Melbourne Australia May 24, 2023

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    :whistling:
     
  10. Waltesefalcon May 24, 2023

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    I wonder why...
     
  11. Dsloan May 24, 2023

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    I haven't read a book on the matter, but the Wikipedia summary of his life is simply bananas. :eek:
     
  12. gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member May 24, 2023

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    So was the movie, "The Last Emperor".

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  13. Bukem Aug 7, 2023

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    Amazing! Missed that