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Empress Dowager Cixi - a book by Chang, Jung

Empress Dowager Cixi

The Concubine Who Launched Modern China

Empress Dowager Cixi( )
Author: Chang, Jung
ISBN:978-0-307-27160-0
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint:Knopf
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...
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Book Details
Pages:464
Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / Historical
History / Asia / China
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.62 x 9.56 x 1.55 Inches
Book Weight:1.91 Pounds
Author Biography
Chang, Jung (Author)
Jung Chang was born in Yibin, Sichuan Province, China, in 1952. She left China for Britain in 1978 and obtained a Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of York in 1982. She is the first person from the People¿s Republic of China to receive a doctorate from a British university. She lives in London with her husband, Jon Halliday, with whom she wrote Mao: The Unknown Story. Her non-fiction book, Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China, was a New York Times bestseller in 2014.

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