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Author Chang, Jung, 1952-
Title Empress Dowager Cixi : the concubine who launched modern China / Jung Chang
Imprint New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013
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 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  DS763.63.C58 C456 2013    AVAILABLE    30530001166040
Descript xiii, 436 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 25 cm
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Note "This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso
Includes bibliographical references (pages 403-415) and index
Pt. 1. The imperial concubine in stormy times (1835-1861). Concubine to an emperor (1835-56) -- From the Opium War to the burning of the old Summer Palace (1839-60) -- Emperor Xianfeng dies (1860-61) -- The coup that changed China (1861) -- Pt. 2. Reigning behind her sons' throne (1861-1875). First step on the long road to modernity (1861-9) -- Virgin journeys to the west (1861-71) -- Love doomed (1869) -- A vendetta against the west (1869-71) -- Life and death of Emperor Tongzhi (1861-75) -- Pt. 3. Ruling through an adopted son (1875-1889) -- A three-year-old is made emperor (1875) -- Modernisation accelerates (1875-89) -- Defender of the empire (1875-89) -- Pt. 4. Emperor Guangxu takes over (1889-1898) -- The education of Emperor Guangxu (1875-94) -- The Summer Palace (1886-94) -- In retirement and in leisure (1889-94) -- War with Japan (1894) -- A peace that ruined China (1895) -- The scramble for China (1895-8) -- Pt. 5. To the front of the stage (1898-1901). The reforms of 1898 (1898) -- A plot to kill Cixi (september 1898) -- Desperate to dethrone her adopted son (1898-1900) -- To war against the world powers - with the Boxers (1899-1900) -- Fighting to a bitter end (1900)-- Flight (1900-1) -- Remorse (1900-1) -- Pt. 6. The real revolution of modern China (1901-1908) -- Return to Beijing (1901-2) -- Making friends with westerners (1902-7) -- Cixi's revolution (1902-8) -- The vote! (1905-8) -- Coping with insurgencies, assassins and the Japanese (1902-8) -- Deaths (1908) -- Epilogue. China after Empress Dowager Cixi
Subject Cixi, Empress dowager of China, 1835-1908
Empresses -- China -- Biography
China -- Politics and government -- 19th century
China -- History -- 1861-1912
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