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Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China by Jung Chang

Rating: 4 Stars ★★★★☆

In spring 1852, in one of the periodic nationwide selections for imperial consorts, a sixteen-year-old girl caught the eye of the emperor and was chosen as a concubine.

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Book review 11) Secret diary of chinese empress

Hi,
today in my week plan I finished this book above. It is called the Secret diary of chinese empress though I guess that this book does not even exist in english version. 406 more words

Review: The Empress Dowager Cixi by Jung Chang

Empress Dowager Cixi (1835–1908) is the most important woman in Chinese history. She ruled China for decades and brought a medieval empire into the modern age. 587 more words

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