The Last Emperor

Does the film present a positive or negative interpretation of the end to China’s imperial period? Do you agree with the film on this point? Give specific reasons either way.

What Chinese historical events did you notice, and how did these impact Pu Yi’s life?

Do you think the changes China underwent in the 20th century have been positive or negative (or both), and how does the film reflect on that question? (For the second part of this question, remember that the film only covers Pu Yi’s lifetime, until 1967)