Ta Ch’ing Kuo—chung Kuo
  • J. Scott Keltie
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Tsai-t’ien, born August 2, 1872, son of Prince Ch’un, who was seventh son of the Emperor Tao-kuang and brother of the Emperor Hsien-fêng. Succeded to the throne under the title of Kuang-hsü on the death of his cousin the Emperor T’ung-chih, January 22, 1875. Came of age and assumed government nominally in March, 1887; married February 26, 1889. From the date of his marriage up to September, 1898, he was to a considerable extent the real and not merely the nominal head of the state, but in consequence of a rather erratic tendency to reform disclosed by a succession of decrees issued in that month, the Empress Dowager (see below) resumed power, and she has been the potential ruler of China ever since.


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