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JOURNAL OF BEIJIGN UNIVERSITY OF TRADITIONAL CHINE ›› 2018, Vol. 41 ›› Issue (1): 20-24.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-2157.2018.01.004

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Confused medication files of Empress Dowager Cixi in the 6th year of Guangxu’s reign (1880)*

Zhuang Wenyuan1, Yang Dongfang2#   

  1. 1 School of Chinese Medicine, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029, China;
    2 School of Chinese Culture Studies, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029, China;
  • Received:2017-02-19 Online:2018-01-30 Published:2018-01-30
  • Supported by:
    Social Science Foundation of Beijing (No. 16LSB012)

Abstract: Medication files in royal court of Qing Dynasty were the original treatment records for emperors, queens and concubines. The medication files of Empress Dowager Cixi in the 6th year of Guangxu’s reign (1880) are complete, but seemingly reliable royal records had some mistakes. Beside the royal files in royal court of Qing Dynasty, there were also other materials recorded related information about the illness of Empress Dowager Cixi. Through comparing contradictions between medication files in royal court of Qing Dynasty and other materials, the problems were explored in medication files of Empress Dowager Cixi for returning to original and authentic medication records of Empress Dowager Cixi.

Key words: the 6th year of Guangxu’s reign (1880), Empress Dowager Cixi, medication files, confusion

CLC Number: 

  • R-092