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#913 Imperial Woman by Pearl S. Buck

Imperial Woman by Pearl S. Buck

Cixi was the last empress of China who outlived not only the emperor, but her son. At a young age, when she was known as Orchid, she was chosen to be a concubine for the current emperor. 649 more words


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.

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Non Fiction

Book review 11) Secret diary of chinese empress

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