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Tian Yi Mu 田义墓 - the Eunuchs' graveyard

Before I begin – I should warn you that there are pictures and information in this blog post that some may find disturbing/distasteful –  I know gentlemen who have become very squeamish contemplating this topic! 1,355 more words

Places Of Interest

Down By the Bay

We drove with our friend’s family to a beach called Xiàngshān (“tsh-ah-ng schee-ian”) in Cíxī (“suh-shee”). We got to see a team windsurfing and sailing, and all I could think was “It’s so much warmer here than it was in… 94 more words

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

Book Reviews

On This Day: February 1

“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

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This Day In History

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


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