The Last Empress

The Last Empress

Book - 2007
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The conclusion to the story begun with "Empress Orchid" covers the last decades of the 19th century. This violent period in Chinese history was marked by humiliating foreign incursions and domestic rebellion. The only constant was the formidable empress, Tzu Hsi.
Publisher: Boston : New York : Houghton Mifflin, 2007.
ISBN: 9780618531462
0618531467
9780547053707
Characteristics: p. : cm.

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timewellspent
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.

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Eil_1
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.

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jjens01
Nov 03, 2010

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

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