Friday, August 18, 2017

Fact of the Day: Puyi's Color

While monarchs typically got better educations than their subjects, in the case of China's last emperor Puyi that was not exactly the case. When he was 13, he knew almost nothing of math, science, or even where Beijing was located the world. He reunited with one of his brothers but became angry after he saw him wearing yellow. Puyi believed only the Emperor could wear yellow, but had to be corrected because any member of the Qing family could also wear it. 

8 comments:

Pat Hatt said...

Must have thought he knew it all, typical teenager

NanaDiana said...

I love that you find all these unusual facts!

Martha said...

Such interesting bits of information!

Christine said...

Interesting.

Jenn said...

I bet his brother wore only yellow to annoy him from then on. Even though it was allowed. I like all these random facts!

Jen said...

This is really interesting! Thanks for sharing this.

stephen Hayes said...

I learned about this fellow from the movie "The Last Emperor."

Fundy Blue said...

What a strange and sad life Puyi had ~ which does not excuse his cruelty toward his eunuchs and others.