Empress Dowager Cixi
The Concubine Who Launched Modern China
|Publication Date:||Oct 2013|
| Publisher:||Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $30.00|
| Book Description: |
A New York Times Notable Book Empress Dowager Cixi (1835-1908) 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 in 1861, their five-year-old son succeeded to the throne. Cixi at once launched a palace coup against the regents...