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The last empress

Author: Anchee Min
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: The last decades of the nineteenth century were a violent period in China's history, marked by humiliating foreign incursions and domestic rebellions and ending in the demise of the Ch'ing Dynasty. The only constant during this tumultuous time was the power wielded by one woman, the resilient, ever-resourceful Tsu Hsi-or Empress Orchid, as readers came to know her in Anchee Min's critically  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographical fiction
Historical fiction
Fiction
Named Person: Cixi, Empress dowager of China; Cixi, Empress dowager of China
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anchee Min
ISBN: 0618531467 9780618531462
OCLC Number: 71348717
Notes: Sequel to Empress Orchid.
Description: x, 308 p. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Anchee Min.
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From the Publisher: The last decades of the nineteenth century were a violent period in China's history, marked by humiliating foreign incursions and domestic rebellions and ending in the demise of the Ch'ing Dynasty. The only constant during this tumultuous time was the power wielded by one woman, the resilient, ever-resourceful Tsu Hsi-or Empress Orchid, as readers came to know her in Anchee Min's critically acclaimed, best-selling novel covering her rise to power. The Last Empress is the story of Orchid's dramatic transition from a strong-willed, instinctive young woman to a wise and politically savvy leader who ruled China for more than four decades. In this concluding volume Min gives us a compelling, very human leader who assumed power reluctantly and sacrificed all to protect those she loved and an empire that was doomed to die.

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