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After the burning down of the Yuanming Palace, the Ching Dynasty was in great disorder. Emperor Xianfeng dared not to return to Beijing, and instead hid in his summer resort to live a luxurious life. When he died the following year, the struggle for power in the Imperial Palace continued. The Empress Dowager Cixi carried out a Coup d'Etat in hopes of overthrowing the oppositional forces, and placing the six-year old master to his rightful thrown.