WorldCat Identities

Woo, X. L.

Works: 4 works in 30 publications in 1 language and 4,492 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Military history 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DS763.63.C58, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about X. L Woo
Most widely held works by X. L Woo
Empress dowager Cixi : China's last dynasty and the long reign of a formidable concubine : legends and lives during the declining days of the Qing Dynasty by X. L Woo( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In all the history of China, only two women ever conquered and held the heights of power. Both enjoyed long reigns characterized by ruthless intrigue; they maintained an iron grip at the center while the vast country was torn by rebellions and caught up i
Empress Wu the Great by X. L Woo( Book )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Origins of a future sovereign -- The Wu family -- Wu's father rises from a merchant to a nobleman -- Mr. Wu marries up -- Mr. Wu becomes a governor -- Mr. Wu departs this realm -- The establishment of the tang dynasty -- Mr. Wu's sponsor becomes the second emperor of the tang dynasty -- Empress Changsun and a few of the courtiers -- Miss Wu becomes an imperial concubine -- The sons vie for the succession -- Selecting the crown prince -- Introduction to the crown prince -- Sent to a nunnery -- The new emperor reigns -- Empress Wang gets Wu back to the palace -- Empress Wang and concubine Xiao unite against concubine Wu -- Concubine Wu fights back -- The courtiers take sides -- Empress Wang and her supporters take a mis-step -- Empress Wang and the crown prince are removed -- Wu becomes empress -- From empress to empress dowager -- Advancing supporters and annihilating opponents -- Taking part in politics -- The pleasures of traveling -- Relationship with her children -- The empress dowager consolidates her power -- Standing at the top -- View from the summit -- Rebellions -- The largest rebellion -- The rebellions of the Princes Li -- Other rebellions -- Abuse of power at every level -- Picking favorites -- Naming a successor -- Empress Wu's favorites -- Relations with other nations -- Tibet -- Korea -- The Tujue clan -- Japan and Arabia -- Famous legends about Empress Wu -- Face reading -- Flowers blooming in winter -- Other legends
Two republics in China : how imperial China became the PRC by X. L Woo( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Woo continues his history of China from 1911, when the Qing dynasty was overthrown after the death of Empress Dowager Cixi, to modern times: a tumultuous century that saw chaos and warlords, invasions, regime change, confiscation of property, and later a return to a mixed economy allowing some capitalist features. In fact, China now has over 100 billionaires - but many families lost everything along the way
Old Shanghai and the clash of revolution by X. L Woo( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life in Shanghai played out against a backdrop of shifting political maneuvers until World War II burned off the patina that had made 'Old Shanghai' a world unto itself. In this personal history we follow one man through Japan's conquest of Shanghai in 1937 to the Chinese civil war and Communist takeover, Mao's desperate attempts to modernize a medieval country and Deng Xiaoping's opening the economy but not social freedoms. The protagonist lees burgeoning corruption and makes it to the United States to see for himself what the tales of freedom and democracy might offer
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Audience level: 0.09 (from 0.01 for Empress Wu ... to 0.28 for Two republ ...)

Empress dowager Cixi : China's last dynasty and the long reign of a formidable concubine : legends and lives during the declining days of the Qing Dynasty
Alternative Names
Wu, Frank

Wu, Genghua

English (26)

Empress Wu the Great