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Woo, X. L.

Overview
Works: 5 works in 17 publications in 1 language and 2,810 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Military history 
Classifications: DS763.63.C58, B
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Most widely held works by X. L Woo
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 by X. L Woo ( )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,426 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 in foreign wars. Through their policy decisions as well as their personal foibles, both left a deep imprint in history and in the minds of the Chinese people, fueling literature and legend. Fighting to maintain her power base, Empress Cixi struggled with the need to modernize the painfully backward empire she had inherited while honoring age-old traditions. She studied previous rulers' failures and achievements, and especially followed the example of another Chinese woman leader, Wu-Hou, who had elevated herself from concubine to empress some 1200 years earlier
Empress Wu the Great by X. L Woo ( )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Europe and Great Britain have had many sovereign queens in the course of history. In ancient China, there was none of that. Only one Empress ever ruled China in her own name? Empress Wu. Given her startling performance in a world of deadly intrigue and shifting loyalties, Wu is still respected as an effective and clear-sighted ruler
Old Shanghai and the clash of revolution by X. L Woo ( )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 25 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
Empress Dowager Cixi China?s Last Dynasty by X. L Woo ( )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 16 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
Two republics in China : how imperial China became the PRC by X. L Woo ( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Wu, Frank
Wu, Genghua
Languages
English (17)
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