huáng emperor

Sounds same

huáng (yellow)

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秦皇岛 Qinhuangdao, Hebei


始皇帝 Emperor Qin Shihuangdi


富丽堂皇 fù lì táng huáng To have the best of good fortune

The Queue

The queue or 辫子 bianzi was the 'pigtail' that all Chinese men were forced to wear during the Qing dynasty. It was a hated symbol of subjugation under Manchu rule and you see it in films about China during this time. Not wearing the queue was considered treason and received the death penalty. The hair was plaited and never cut and so became very long. As well as the queue Chinese men had to shave off the hair from the front half of the head.
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