HISTORICAL FIGURES

Death of Dorgon

The most powerful man never to be emperor of the Qing dynasty

ANCIENT HISTORY

The Road to Succession

Usurper, emperor, hard worker: The short and paranoid reign of the Yongzheng Emperor of the Qing

ARTS, HISTORY

Hair Razing

Two recent dramas offer new explanations to why the wife of Emperor Qianlong cut her hair—and got herself banished from court

HISTORY

The Missing Seal

It was the most priceless artifact in ancient China—then it disappeared

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