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  1. Henry,1906–67, as Hsüan T'ung, last emperor of China 1908–12; as K'ang Tê, puppet emperor of Manchukuo 1934–45.
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Also P'u-i.
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Historical Examples of pu-yi

  • My honorable name, honorable sir, is Pu-Yi, which will convey nothing to you.

    The City in the Clouds

    C. Ranger Gull

  • "What a marvelous intellect that fellow Pu-Yi has," he said confidentially.

  • It was then that a man came in to say that Mr. Pu-Yi begged the honor of an audience.

  • Pu-Yi bent down to the handle, turned it gently, and—it opened.

  • In front of us was the steel gate and the motionless figure of Pu-Yi.

British Dictionary definitions for pu-yi


  1. Henry. 1906–67, last emperor of China as Xuan-Tong (1908–12); emperor of the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo as Kang-de (1934–45)
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