imperial concubine

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  • Her beauty had captured the attention of the emperor, and she was taken as an imperial concubine.
  • War and Beauty depicts the lives of four imperial concubines who all scheme to rise.
  • The same night a similar tragedy took place in the palace of the Empress and the two chief imperial concubines. Cited from Myths and Legends of China, by E. T. C. Werner
  • During her lifetime she held the position of a cairen which was a lower rank of imperial concubine than a guifei.
  • In addition to Zhen Huan, several notable characters have also been selected to be imperial concubines.
  • She realizes that the only way to avenge Yunli and her family is to become an imperial concubine once more.
  • The imperial concubine Li Yuqin was housed in the east part of the second floor.
  • In these fictionalized stories, he is known as the Grand Tutor, and has an imperial concubine daughter whom he depends on for power.
  • Many imperial concubines and ministers also died and by July there were tens of thousands of corpses floating in the sea.
  • The imperial concubine was then demoted, and in the face of this sudden humiliation, committed suicide by hanging herself.
  • It was said that when the Qianlong Emperor was still a young prince, he accidentally ran into the room of an imperial concubine as she was putting on her make-up.
  • There exists a ranking below Imperial Concubines also.
  • And yet even Imperial concubines must have opportunities which no one suspects, for I was suddenly relieved of the necessity of breaking the ice by their breaking it for me. Cited from Indiscreet Letters From Peking, by B. L. Putman Weale
  • Afterwards, the residence was used by the imperial concubine Tan Yuling.
  • These include four emperors of the Qing dynasty and their empresses, imperial concubines, princes and princesses, as well as other royal servants.
  • As a young prince with a childish nature, Qianlong decided to play a prank on the imperial concubine, tiptoeing up from behind then scaring her.
  • The Empress' plans fail when Hongshi attempts to court one of the imperial concubines, Noble Lady Ying.
  • To spare him further heartache, she feigns callousness and tells him that she prefers the material comfort of life as an imperial concubine, rather than life as a simple commoner.
  • Below the empress dowager were the empress and imperial concubines.
  • After being captured by the Imperials, he meets Xianfeng Emperor and becomes the prisoner and lover of Yehonala, the imperial concubine.
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