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Tomb of Khai Dinh
Wee Kek Koon
Opinion

Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

Asia’s puppet emperors: Khai Dinh and Puyi remembered

The Vietnamese leader Khai Dinh's tomb suggests greatness but he was a pliant colonial stooge, just as China's last emperor was on the Manchukuo throne

Tomb of Khai Dinh Tomb of Khai Dinh
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Wee Kek Koon

Wee Kek Koon

Having lived his whole life in the modern cities of Singapore and Hong Kong, Wee Kek Koon has an inexplicable fascination with the past. He is constantly amazed by how much he can mine from China's history for his weekly column in Post Magazine, which he has written since 2005.