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Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China By Jung Chang

Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China
by Jung Chang

From the bestselling author of Wild Swans and Mao: The Unknown StoryIn this groundbreaking biography, Jung Chang vividly describes how Empress Dowager Cixi - the most important woman in Chinese history - brought a medieval empire into the modern age.
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From the bestselling author of Wild Swans and Mao: The Unknown Story In this groundbreaking biography, Jung Chang vividly describes how Empress Dowager Cixi - the most important woman in Chinese history - brought a medieval empire into the modern age. Under her, the ancient country attained virtually all the attributes of a modern state and it was she who abolished gruesome punishments like `death by a thousand cuts' and put an end to foot-binding. Jung Chang comprehensively overturns the conventional view of Cixi as a diehard conservative and cruel despot andalso takes the reader into the depths of her splendid Summer Palace and the harem of Beijing's Forbidden City, where she lived surrounded by eunuchs - with one of whom she fell in love, with tragic consequences. Packed with drama, fast-paced and gripping, it is both a panoramic depiction of the birth of modern China and an intimate portrait of a woman: as the concubine to a monarch, as the absolute ruler of a third of the world's population, and as a unique stateswoman. `Powerful' Simon Sebag Montefiore `Truly authoritative' New York Times `Wonderful' Sunday Times Shortlisted for the James Tait Black Biography Prize

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Sku
GOR006014355
Title
Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Year published
Number of pages
528
ISBN 10
0099532395
ISBN 13
9780099532392
Prizes
Short-listed for James Tait Black Award for Biography 2014 (UK)
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