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With the Empress Dowager of China

by Katherine A. Carl

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Published by Kessinger Publishing, LLC .
Written in

    Subjects:
  • Biography & Autobiography : General,
  • Social Science / General,
  • General,
  • Social Science,
  • Sociology

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages376
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8546013M
    ISBN 101432616587
    ISBN 109781432616588

    Check out this great listen on At the age of 16, in a nationwide selection for royal consorts, Cixi was chosen as one of the emperor’s numerous concubines. When he died, in , their five-year-old son succeeded to the throne. Cixi at once launched a . This book inspired me to read [Letters From China] by [[Sarah Pike Conger]], , in which she describes her close relationship with Empress Dowager Cixi before and after surviving the Boxer Rebellion in Peking in %(25).

    A New York Times Notable Book. Empress Dowager Cixi (–) is the most important woman in Chinese history. She ruled China for decades and brought a medieval empire into the modern age. At the age of sixteen, in a nationwide selection for royal consorts, Cixi was chosen as one of the emperor’s numerous concubines.   “Certain to become the standard by which all future biographies of the Dowager Empress are measured.” —The Daily Beast “Jung Chang has written a pathbreaking and generally persuasive book.” —The New York Review of Books “If there is one woman who mattered in the history of modern China, it is the empress dowager Cixi/4(12).

      Nonetheless, by the end of Empress Dowager Cixi, the reader has gotten to know the doughty and clever woman so thoroughly that Chang’s glowing epilogue seems apt and spot-on. She writes: “Empress Dowager Cixi’s legacy was manifold and towering. Most importantly, she brought medieval China into the modern age. Jung Chang. Jung Chang is the internationally bestselling author of Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China; Mao: The Unknown Story (with Jon Halliday); and Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine who Launched Modern books have been translated into over 40 languages and sold more than 15 million copies outside Mainland China where they are banned.


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A New York Times Notable Book Empress Dowager Cixi () is the most important woman in Chinese history. She ruled China for decades and brought a medieval empire into the modern age. At the age of sixteen, in a nationwide selection for royal consorts, Cixi was chosen as one of the emperors numerous concubines/5().

A New York Times Notable Book Empress Dowager Cixi (–) is the most important woman in Chinese history. She ruled China for decades and Cited by: A New York Times Notable Book Empress Dowager Cixi (–) is the most important woman in Chinese history.

She ruled China for decades and brought a medieval empire into the modern age. At the age of sixteen, in a nationwide selection for royal consorts, Cixi was chosen as one of the emperor’s numerous concubines/5(). With The Empress Dowager Of China book. Read 3 reviews from the world's largest community for readers.

First published in Routledge is an imprint o /5. Buy Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China by Chang, Jung (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on /5(). Discover the extraordinary story of the woman who brought China into the modern age, from the bestselling author of Wild Swans In this groundbreaking biography, Jung Chang vividly describes how Empress Dowager Cixi - the most important woman in Chinese history - brought a medieval empire into the modern age/5(K).

Few people in history have been as thoroughly vilified as the Empress Dowager Cixi (sometimes spelled Tzu Hsi), one of the last empresses of China's Qing Dynasty.

Depicted in writings by English contemporaries in the foreign service as cunning, treacherous and sex-crazed, Cixi was painted as a caricature of a woman, and a symbol of Europeans Author: Kallie Szczepanski.

Full text of "With the Empress dowager of China" See other formats. Cixi, consort of the Xianfeng emperor (reigned –61), mother of the Tongzhi emperor (reigned –75), adoptive mother of the Guangxu emperor (reigned –), and a towering presence over the Chinese empire for almost half a century.

She was one of the most powerful women in the history of China. Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China is a biography written by Jung Chang, published by Alfred A. presents a sympathetic portrait of the Empress Dowager Cixi, who unofficially controlled the Manchu Qing Dynasty in China for 47 years, from to her death in Chang argues that Cixi has been "deemed either.

There are few leaders in modern Chinese history more layered with prejudice begging to be stripped away than Cixi, the dowager empress who ruled China for almost half a century until her death in.

About Empress Dowager Cixi. A New York Times Notable Book Empress Dowager Cixi (–) is the most important woman in Chinese history. She ruled China for decades and brought a medieval empire into the modern age. At the age of sixteen, in a nationwide selection for royal consorts, Cixi was chosen as one of the emperor’s numerous.

Empress Dowager Cixi: had she lived longer, says Jung Chang, China might have become a stable constitutional monarchy.

Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images. The Empress Dowager Cixi ruled China, mostly directly, from the death of her husband, Emperor Xianfeng, in to her own death inan era when foreign powers gnawed away at the Chinese empire.

The image of Cixi as a cruel and greedy tyrant gained historical traction inwhen Backhouse and another British journalist, J.O.P. Bland, published the book China Under the Empress Dowager Author: Amanda Fiegl. The book, Empress Dowager Cixi, has immense historic value and I would suggest it as a must read to every history enthusiast, for even though it is a history book in itself, it does not, in case make you feel as if you’re back in a classroom, trying to cram all that uninteresting dates, names and : Sankalpita.

China under the empress dowager, being the history of the life and times of Tzǔ Hsi, comp. from the state papers and the private diary of the comptroller of her household by J. P Bland (Book) 2 editions published between and in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide.

Empress Dowager Cixi was a Chinese empress dowager and regent of the Qing Dynasty who through an exclusive group of corrupt and conservative officials controlled China for around half-a-century.

An imperial concubine of Xianfeng Emperor, who gave birth to his only son Zaichun, she gradually emerged among the most powerful women in Chinese history. The Manchu Empress Dowager Cixi (–) is generally thought of as a conservative figure in Chinese history, incapable of defending China’s interests in the.

An extract from Jung Chang's new book about the concubine who came to rule China 23 Sep The key challenge that faced China during Cixi’s lifetime was the growing might of the European powers.4/5.

Empress Dowager Cixi (–) is the most important woman in Chinese history. She ruled China for decades and brought a medieval empire into the modern age. At the age of 16, in a nationwide selection for royal consorts, Cixi was chosen as .A "New York Times" Notable Book Empress Dowager Cixi ( ) is the most important woman in Chinese history.

She ruled China for decades and brought a medieval empire into the modern age. At the age of sixteen, in a nationwide selection for royal consorts, Cixi was chosen as one of the emperor's numerous concubines. When he died intheir five-year-old son .Get this from a library!

With the empress dowager of China. [Katharine A Carl] -- The author, the artist who painted the portrait of the Empress Dowager of China, was the only Westerner ever to live as a member of the Chinese court. This book is an account of the author's time.