The Empress Dowager Cixi; China, Qing dynasty, 1903-1904. From the 1860s until her death, the Empress Dowager Cixi (1835–1908) was the dominant political figure of China's Qing dynasty (1644–1911), acting as regent to two successive emperors. During her reign, the Qing court came to be regarded as conservative, corrupt, and incompetent. The situation worsened after the Boxer Rebellion of 1900, when Cixi was accused of encouraging the killing of foreigners and Chinese Christians.
Chinese Qing Dynasty Prince Fulun. Fulun, nephew of the Qing Emperor, led China's delegation to the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904, the first ever officially attended by China. The "Chinese Village" featured merchants selling silks, teas and carvings, as well as magicians, musicians, fire-eaters and actors depicting a wedding ceremony. Dancers performed a dragon dance and a temple featured religious rites.
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