The Empress Dowager Cixi is the actual ruler of the late Qing Dynasty. She has a high degree of weight and her life is also the most exquisite and luxurious in the Qing Dynasty. As a woman, she can’t help but love to play all kinds of jade jade, and she is also very worried about beauty and beauty.
The daily used rouge gouache is carefully selected, and she also pays great attention to the health and beauty effects in the diet. According to statistics, her daily living expenses are as high as 40,000 yuan. In order to guarantee her daily expenses, even the Beiyang Navy wants to buy a warship without financial allocation. The reason is “the time is difficult.” (Note 1) It can be said that Cixi is very concerned about the quality of life of his own. In the past 50 years, the expenditure on the cost of wearing and wearing only accounted for the vast majority of fiscal expenditure.
Ci Xi The Queen Mother is very particular about eating. There must be 100 dishes per meal. Everyone will ask, is she eating so much food? Of course, you can’t finish it, and many dishes won’t even look at it. On one occasion, she took the train to Shenyang, and the light stove was brought with 50. Each stove was equipped with a chef, a small kitchen specializing in fire, and a kitchen. If the Empress Dowager Cixi wants to eat bean sprouts, then the kitchen must choose the bean sprouts one by one and can’t break it. And each chef cooks two dishes at a time. These two dishes must also be exquisite. Sometimes a dish needs to be done for two or three days, just like the duck that the Empress Dowager Cixi loves. The chef only cooks a duck. It will take more than two days. (Note 2)
In addition to eating, it is also very particular about drinking Cixi. In order to maintain the face, I also use many incredible methods. Let me talk about this daily drink. Cixi generally does not like to drink water. The water that Cixi drinks is not ordinary well water, but the spring water that is sent from the mountains to clean and clear, and use this spring water to drink tea. In addition, Cixi hears people’s milk, and drinking human milk can beauty and delay aging. Therefore, the mothers of the singers will be selected to be called into the palace. They will provide human milk for the cichlids. In order to ensure that the cichlids can drink fresh human milk every day, they will be kept in the palace. There are also rumors that in addition to drinking human milk, Cixi also uses human milk baths in order to keep the skin delicate and smooth.
The choice of the nursing mother is also carefully selected and very cautious. Not only the requirements for the physique of the nursing mother, but also whether the appearance of the nursing mother is eye-catching and whether the body is clean is an important condition for selecting a nursing mother. (Note 3) It can be seen that the “exquisiteness” of Cixi runs through all aspects of her life.
What is the fate of women after entering the palace? They provide a large amount of lotion for Cixi every day, and it is strictly forbidden to feed the child privately. Once found, it will not be guaranteed. If it is their milk, there is no more? Will Cixi let them go home? And won’t! In order to prevent the things of Cixi and human milk from leaking out, they cried and found reasons to kill them.
Such a person in power, some people have commented that her extravagant life has dragged down the entire Qing court at the expense of the demise of the entire Qing Dynasty. This argument is not unreasonable. I thought of her 60th birthday, and it took about 10 million to purchase jewelry, clothing and even road decoration. In addition, the construction of the Summer Palace has cost 30 million yuan. Therefore, the treasury of the Qing court is empty and it is impossible to form a stronger army. It is also reasonable to eventually lead to extinction.
Note 1: “The Extravagance of Empress Dowager Cixi”
Note 2: “The Extravagance of Empress Dowager Cixi”
Note 3: “The Beauty of Cixi”