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    Posted: 20 Jun 2012 at 12:22
This is one of the flags of the Qing Era in China. During and after this era, we see many new steriotypes depicting a fat man on the chinese throne with a feather in his cap. Other steriotypes are the coolies. Many people still imagine people with the cone bamboo hats, long braid or queue, bad teeth, and pulling a rickshaw. Why do people depict China this way? Why do they think we are uncivilized? This is what there fat man on the throne looks like in reality:
Aisin Gioro Pu Ren:
This is the last brother of the last Emperor of China.
Aisin Gioro Pu Yi(1906-1967)Reign:1908-1912:
This is the suposed fat man on the throne
This is Pu Yi shortly before his death in 1967
Propoganda and portrayal of China:
portrayal after the Boxers Rebellion
portrayal of Qianlong with British traders
coolies in the 1890s
Portrayal of chinese immagrants to America
German portrayal during the Boxers Rebellion
Chinese coolie in Britain
European soldiers invading the Forbidden City. This was an effect of these portrayals. Cixi became a puppet to Europe, and China was divided, not among its own people, but among Europe, Russia, and America
在財富的害處,而是一件好事永遠不持續。我在和平中仅居住在新的風下。 Wei Jia Hong No harm in wealth, but a good thing doesn't last forever. I live only among peace under
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Some of the Emperors were fat. So they should be depicted that way. Maria Theresa was fat. As was George IV. And the cartoonists drew them at fat. Nothing wrong with that. Wilhelm II wasn't fat, so he wasn't protrayed as such.

Cixi did have freakishly long fingernails. Court mandarins were photographed with impractically long fingernails. It was a status symbol for people in power who could demonstrate they never needed to do manual labour. It may seem strange now, but it was reality in late Qing times.

Chinese did frequently wear pigtails and wear cone bamboo hats back then.

Almost no one today really thinks the Chinese are like that anymore. Most Western nations have their own Chinese migrant minorities and knew perfectly well that the late 19th century stereotypes are no longer valid.

What would make you think that people outside China continue to see the Chinese this way?

Oh and by the way, welcome to World Historia Smile
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However, my point is that that is how several people still portray us as in mud huts.
Emperor Qianlong was actually not fat. Infact, in his later years, he was almost skin and bones.
 
Cixi actually had long fingernail plates around her last 2 fingers, but they went around her long fingernails.
 
People who live near me in america still believe that just because of my employer, I am supposed to be some coolie with a rickshaw. They also thought when I moved in, I would have the long queue and cone hat. That is why I think that people still beleive in that stereotype.
 
 
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在財富的害處,而是一件好事永遠不持續。我在和平中仅居住在新的風下。 Wei Jia Hong No harm in wealth, but a good thing doesn't last forever. I live only among peace under
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Ps: I was born in a part of China where Cixi was believed to be still living. I was wearing the queue braid until the Kuomingtang came and cut it off. That was when I met my employer. Then I moved to America while still employed by that person. Things have changed too much to have any effect anymore.
在財富的害處,而是一件好事永遠不持續。我在和平中仅居住在新的風下。 Wei Jia Hong No harm in wealth, but a good thing doesn't last forever. I live only among peace under
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