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The Dragon Empress - Life and Times of Tz'u-hsi 1835-1908 - Empress Dowager of China
Title:
The Dragon Empress - Life and Times of Tz'u-hsi 1835-1908 - Empress Dowager of China
Warner, Marina
$14.00
From 1861 to 1908 a woman, the Empress Dowager Tz'u-hsi, born the daughter of a minor mandarin, held the supreme power in China. Opportunistic, ruthless, malicious, she ruled over four hundred million people. Marina Warner's biography lays bare her complex personality: her extreme conventionalism; her hatred of "foreigners"; her passion for power and intrigue; her vanity and her delight in ritual; her extravagance and corruption and her love of gardens, painting and the theatre. The Dragon Empress also portrays a China in rapid decline as poverty, civil war and foreign exploitation and invasion brought about the fall of the Ch'ing dynasty...
Second hand Paperback
Stock: 
1
ISBN: 
9780689707142
SKU:
101295