THE LAST EMPEROR is the true story of Pu-iy, the last monarch of China that changed drastically during his lifetime.
The Last Emperor is started with the scene of the Manchuria in 1950. Pu-iy was a war criminal at the train station. Just he wanted to kill himself. In that time, Just China had changed from “Republic of China” to “People's Republic of China”.
He was indulging in reminiscences. AD 1908, He became an Emperor from a son of an Imperial family. He was 4 years old. In 19th century and the beginning of 20th, China had changed by the West. The Opium War was begun. Although it loses the Hong-Kong and Macao, the West wanted more a privilege from Qing Dynasty.