Emperor Puyi's height

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Emperor Puyi's height

Post by Balrog » 22 Feb 2017 16:32

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Does anyone know how tall Emperor Puyi was? I have dozens of books on Puyi and Manchukuo, but none of them mention his height.

He was taller than Emperor Showa.
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Re: Emperor Puyi's height

Post by L1E1 » 23 Feb 2017 04:31

1.73 M, 65Kg, mentioned in number 981 war prisoner (Henry Pu Yi) body check record in Fushun War Criminals Management Centre, 撫順戰犯管理所, 1950.

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Re: Emperor Puyi's height

Post by Balrog » 23 Feb 2017 11:18

L1E1 wrote:1.73 M, 65Kg, mentioned in number 981 war prisoner (Henry Pu Yi) body check record in Fushun War Criminals Management Centre, 撫順戰犯管理所, 1950.
You are fantastic. Thank you.

That would be a little under 5' 6" tall.

Sixty-five kilos (143 pounds?) That seems hard to believe. He must have gained weight in prison. In photos in the first decades of his life Puyi was rail thin. I doubt he weight 115 pounds while emperor.
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Re: Emperor Puyi's height

Post by Balrog » 23 Feb 2017 14:59

He looked rail thin in prison too. He was under 5' 6". He looks rail thin in all of his prison photos. Could that recorded weight have been a mistake? (Or even Communist propaganda?)
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