Empress Dowager Cixi was also addressed as ‘old master Buddha’ inside the palace. Photos: Handouts Empress Dowager Cixi was also addressed as ‘old master Buddha’ inside the palace. Photos: Handouts
Empress Dowager Cixi was also addressed as ‘old master Buddha’ inside the palace. Photos: Handouts

Was Empress Dowager Cixi the original cosplayer – over a century ago?

Known as the dragon lady, the cruel ruler of China who marked the closing years of the Qing dynasty granted herself the saintly title of ‘old master Buddha’, and dressed up in lavish costumes for photos to promote her godlike position

Topic |   Royalty
Empress Dowager Cixi was also addressed as ‘old master Buddha’ inside the palace. Photos: Handouts Empress Dowager Cixi was also addressed as ‘old master Buddha’ inside the palace. Photos: Handouts
Empress Dowager Cixi was also addressed as ‘old master Buddha’ inside the palace. Photos: Handouts
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