Empress Dowager Cixi: China's Last Dynasty and the Long Reign of a Formitable Concubine : Legends and Lives During the Declining Days of the Qing Dynasty
The Empress Dowager Cixi (1835 - 1908) brought destruction to the Qing Dynasty, the last feudal dynasty in the long history of China. Written with charm, this book is a delightful exploration of the history of her extraordinary life and long reign, relating both historical facts and apochryphal anecdotes about her private affairs. How did she climb from the bottom rung of the ladder as an ambitious girl to the top rung of power as an empress dowager?
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Empress Dowager Cixi: China's Last Dynasty and the Long Reign of a ...
X. L. Woo
Limited preview - 2002
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