So, in honor of the leadership transition in Washington, a countdown of the worst of the last: Bad Emperors who ended an era. The Last Emperor was the first film from the Western world to receive permission from the People’s Republic of China to film inside the Forbidden City, … The Last Emperor , which was about the life of Puyi, is an British-Italian epic biographical film produced in 1987. At age three, Puyi took the throne after the death of his uncle Guangxu in November 1908. Pu Yi, last Emperor of China, is pardoned Richard Cavendish | Published in History Today Volume 59 Issue 12 December 2009 Pu Yi wearing Mǎnzhōuguó uniform (1932-1945). Puren was the youngest brother of the final Qing monarch Puyi, who ruled for … The hackneyed revolutions of the dynastic cycle eventually turn from the heroic founder to the dunderheaded descendant who undoes all the founder’s good work. In China, the “bad last emperor” is a bit of cliché. The brother of China's last emperor who was pushed off the throne more than 100 years ago has died. puyi: the last emperor of china Pu Yi as a baby Xuantong, better known by his personal name of Henry Puyi, was the last emperor of China. The Last Emperor made Puyi the most famous Chinese emperor in 1987. The Last Emperor (Italian: L'ultimo imperatore) is a 1987 epic biographical drama film, directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, about the life of Puyi, the last Emperor of China, whose autobiography was the basis for the screenplay written by Bertolucci and Mark Peploe.Independently produced by Jeremy Thomas, it was directed by Bertolucci and released in 1987 by Columbia Pictures. It won nine Oscars at the 60th Academy Awards.