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The “Puppet Emperor’s” Palace

The city of Changchun, about an hour north of Shenyang, was the capital of the puppet country Manchukuo from the 1930s through the end of World War II. The emperor Puyi was installed there by the Japanese.

Several scenes of the movie “The Last Emperor” were filmed in the historic palace, which is now a museum. It was fun to visit and see the actual palace, as well as to remember the scenes from the movie.

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