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a translation about Cixi (the last empress dowager in china)
The second year they signed the treaty officially, after which Cixi (the last empress dowager in china) finally set off from Xi’an in the next month. She was so scared of foreigners to the extent level that she was very so arrogant towards the Chinese people of her own country. (What do you mean by arrogant towards them? I think perhaps you might be looking for a different word. Arrogant would mean she felt she was better than them.) She stayed in Henan province for a long time, then lingered in Baoding for many days. It took her so much energy to finally go back to Beijing. According to the records of one anecdote ("According to one story"), there’s something interesting happened during her long journey back to Beijing. A local official sent Cixi a monkey, and she was so happy about the gift that to which she even decreed the monkey with a yellow jacket, which can usually only be worn by high officials in Qing dynasty. Afterwards, a court eunuch reported that some local officials complained, signed “We are even no better than a monkey!” (Perhaps you actually mean "signed", but if that is the case you have to state what was signed. For example, "signed a document", "signed a note", etc...) It is then when that Cixi realized how absurd her decision was, so she again decreed each official who followed her during the journey with a yellow jacket. After getting this great honor, all the officials didn't don’t really know whether they should be grateful to Cixi or the monkey?Haha, cute story :)
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