Prime Minister Li V.S The wily eunuch

Posted on June 20th, 2012

Prime Minister Li announced that the First Emperor was dead and Prince Hu was now Second Emperor. Not long afterwards, a power struggle began between Prime Minister Li and the wily eunuch. The Second Emperor sided with his former tutor, Zhao. He had Li executed, and appointed Zhao Gao to be the new prime minister[…]


The tiger tally (Cont’d 4)

Posted on June 13th, 2012

To hide the odor, Prime Minister Li filled the coach with salted shellfish and spread the word that the Emperor had a sudden craving for preserved abalone! They continued touring until the messenger returned from the Great Wall and reported that Prince Fu was safely dead. Only then did they dare to hurry back to the capital […]


The tiger tally (Cont’d 3)

Posted on June 5th, 2012

They announced to the attendants that he was unwell and wished to stay in his coach. But the weather grew hot and the corpse began to smell.[…]


The tiger tally (Cont’d 2)

Posted on May 29th, 2012

Meanwhile the conspirators, Prince Hu, Prime Minister Li and Eunuch Zhao, continued touring the country as if the Emperor was still alive[…]


The tiger tally (Cont’d 1)

Posted on May 23rd, 2012

The right half was kept by the Emperor. The left half was given to the commander at the battlefield. When a messengerʼs piece fitted the commanderʼs, it proved that his message came directly from the Emperor and must be obeyed at once […]