Dragon Lady: The Life and Legend of the Last Empress of China

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  • ISBN: 0679733698
  • Author: Sterling Seagrave
  • Publisher: Vintage Books
  • Genre: Antiquarian, Rare & Collectable
  • Date: 1 Jan. 1920
  • Pages: 601
  • Language: English

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Synopsis

The last empress of China–Dowager Empress Tzu Hsi (1835-1908)–is remembered as one of history’s monsters, an iron-willed concubine who, after usurping power in 1861, ruled from the Dragon Throne for half a century. Her reign, in the aftermath of the Opium Wars and through the …