The Last Empress

The Last Empress

Book - 2007
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In late nineteenth-century China, Tsu Hsi transforms from a strong-willed, instinctive young woman to a wise and politically savvy leader known as Empress Orchid, who ruled China for more than four decades.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2007
ISBN: 9780618531462
Branch Call Number: FIC Min
Characteristics: x, 308 p


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Apr 07, 2017

Great read novel! Based on the true life of a woman ruler in an era of male ruler domination. Beautifully written and informative descriptions of the forbidden city - the opulent palace and gardens, and all those who lived in this dangerous court life. Recommend reading Empress Orchid novel first about her early life.

Feb 12, 2013

I would recommend reading "Empress Orchid" before this book. An excellent source of historical information that few Westerners are aware of - including the incidents leading up to the takeover of China by Western and Russian interests, the aggression of Japan towards China and Korea. Not least of all, the continuing story of the life of the last Empress of China.

Nov 03, 2010

terrific historical fiction on the last empress of china
I would read again

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