After cixi’s death, how did li Lianying, the most favored eunuch in general, fare?Did it end well?

2022-08-08 0 By

Li Lianying’s original name was Li Jinxi. The name Lian Ying was given by the Empress Dowager Cixi and was commonly known as Lian Ying.Li Lianying in the palace was deeply respected by the Empress Dowager cixi, Cixi even broke the “eunuch grade is the highest four product limit” of the royal ancestor system, was awarded as the two product manager eunuch, all the eunuchs in the palace.Li Lianying was the chief eunuch of li Li and served Li Li cixi for nearly half a century. Li Li was the most powerful eunuch in the late Qing Dynasty.But after the Hundred Days’ Reform, Li Lianying did not take an obvious side with Cixi out of caution, and cixi became somewhat distant from him.After the death of Cixi and the funeral for her, Li Lianying left the palace, where he had worked for more than half a century, on the second day of February of the first year of Xuantong’s reign, and died three years later at the age of 63.Li Lianying li Lianying has three mansions: one is in the military machinery office (Li Lianying did not live here, but let his brother Li Chunpu and his family live here), one is in 碓房 residence (after the founding of new China became the faculty dormitory of Peking University), one is in caihefang!From the palace to the death of this three years, Li Lianying has been living in seclusion!There is not too much record in history, the scholar consulted all qing Dynasty eunuch archives, also did not discover clue!This also has fuelled speculation that a lot of people, among the people, the death of li3 lian2 ying opinions vary, someone says he died from a revolutionary party, also someone says li3 lian2 ying slain by palace enemies or revolutionary party, others say he was killed on the way to shandong debt collection, Li Lezheng (li3 lian2 ying adoptive granddaughter) said his grandfather died of dysentery, ill for three or four days suddenly sudden death.But Tang Yinian, a researcher at China’s First Historical Archive, also questioned whether the canny and tactful Li lianying was killed by palace enemies or revolutionaries.Unlike the Ming Dynasty, although Li Lianying was favored by the Qing Dynasty, as a eunuch li Lianying was not able to intervene in the government, and it was impossible to participate in the political disputes within the court. After he retired from the palace, he had no influence on political affairs, so it was meaningless to kill him.And the story of being killed on the way to collect money doesn’t hold water!Neither Li lianying’s position nor his age after leaving the palace made it impossible for him to go so far to Shandong to collect debts.As for his stepgranddaughter said she died of dysentery, experts also expressed doubts, Li Lianying died at the beginning of the spring season, dysentery in this season is not common sense.Although none of these rumors can be used as direct evidence of Li lianying’s murder, experts and scholars believe that vague records in historical materials, folk rumors, and even flaws in the words of Li lianying’s descendants have hinted at the mysterious nature of Li lianying’s death.And from the whole process of digging li Lianying’s tomb in 1966, it was found that only his head was left in his tomb, and his body was missing, at least it can show that Li Lianying did not die of illness!