The Empress Cixi at around age 70 in a 1905 portrait by artist Hubert Vo.
You have been commissioned to produce an online exhibit about the Empress Dowager’s emphasis on moderate reform in the years between 1861-1898 (that is, between the beginning of the Tongzhi emperor’s reign and the quashing of the Hundred Days’ Reforms). As a renowned team of historians of modern China, you have been given a free hand to shape the narrative and contents of your exhibit.
Discussion stage questions (collaborative):
Execution process (team competition):