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Book Review: "Empress Dowager Cixi" by Jung Chang.

The other reason why I didn’t write a book review everyday for the last couple of weeks, is because I really wanted to write my next review on this book. 617 more words

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On This Day: February 1

1814
“The Corsair” by Lord Byron is published.

Source: History.com

Lord Byron’s “Corsair” sells 10,000 copies on day of publication.

Source: HistoryOrb.com

1884
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This Day In History

Shén shì shuí?

Zhège wèntí:“Shuí shì shàngdì? ” Shì yīgè hěn hǎo de wèntí. Zhè shì bǐ yāoqiú gèng hǎo “shénme shì shàngdì ma? ” Zhè shì yīnwèi shén de cúnzài, chuàngzàole wǒmen, ài wǒmen, guānzhù wǒmen de xìngfú, xīwàng tígōng jǐ wǒmen, bìng sòng wǎng jiùshú wǒmen de érzi. 1,120 more words

God

Just say - Cixi!

The Empress Dowager Cixi (akaTzu-Hsi) was born into the Manchurian  Yehenara clan, on the 29th November 1835.  She became a powerful and charismatic woman who unofficially, but effectively, controlled the Manchu Qing Dynasty in China for 47 years, from 1861 until her death in 1908. 220 more words

Paintings

Cinco libros para adentrarse en la rebelión bóxer

Llevo bastantes meses pesando en realizar esta entrada en donde exponeros en unos pocos libros una pequeña bibliografía básica para adentrarse en el apasionante mundo del… 576 more words

China

Cixí, la emperatriz, de Jung Chang

Hola a todos, os dejo una reseña que hice este verano para Best Seller Español sobre una biografía muy al hilo de este blog y Los últimos días del imperio celeste: … 567 more words

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