Tags » Cixi

The Last Empress Dowager | toritto

It is the year 1861 in the Western calendar while in China the Xianfeng Emperor lay dying.   He was the ninth Emperor of the Manchu Qing Dynasty and he was but thirty years old.  9 more words

19th Century

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.

571 more words
Non Fiction

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