Empress Dowager Cixi

Empress Dowager Cixi: the Concubine who Launched Modern China by Jung Chang

I knew some details about Cixi but had not read nearly as much. Some of the story here contradicted tour guides in China, eg in the Summer Palace, who painted a much more negative picture. I’d not really seen a complete picture from the Taiping, via the Boxers, the Sino-Japanese war to the end of the Qing dynasty with the rise of the republic.

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