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Empress Dowager Cixi

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In all the history of China, only two women ever conquered and held the heights of power. Both enjoyed long reigns characterized by ruthless intrigue; they maintained an iron grip at the center while the vast country was torn by rebellions and caught up i.

Empress Dowager Cixi

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Discover the extraordinary story of the woman who brought China into the modern age, from the bestselling author of Wild Swans In this groundbreaking biography, Jung Chang vividly describes how Empress Dowager Cixi – the most important woman in Chinese history – brought a medieval empire into the modern age. Under her, the ancient country attained virtually all the attributes of a modern state and it was she who abolished gruesome punishments like ‘death by a thousand cuts’ and put an end to foot-binding. Jung Chang comprehensively overturns the conventional view of Cixi as a diehard conservative and cruel despot and also takes the reader into the depths of her splendid Summer Palace and the harem of Beijing’s Forbidden City, where she lived surrounded by eunuchs – with one of whom she fell in love, with tragic consequences. Packed with drama, fast-paced and gripping, it is both a panoramic depiction of the birth of modern China and an intimate portrait of a woman: as the concubine to a monarch, as the absolute ruler of a third of the world’s population, and as a unique stateswoman. ‘Powerful’ Simon Sebag Montefiore ‘Truly authoritative’ New York Times ‘Wonderful’ Sunday Times **Shortlisted for the James Tait Black Biography Prize**

Concubines

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 79. Chapters: Concubinage, Concubine Qi, Wu Zetian, Chani, Empress Dowager Cixi, Hagar, Ranks of Imperial Consorts in China, Empress Dowager Hu, Lady Jessica, Shangguan Wan'er, Empress Wei Zifu, Emetullah Rabia G ln Sultan, Turhan Hatice, Shangguan Yi, Empress Dowager Bo, Yodo-dono, Daji, Empress Erzhu Ying'e, Fragrant Concubine, Tirim jgan Sultan, Amina Mihr-i Shah, Feng Xiaolian, Rabia Sultan, Consort Zhang Lihua, Imperial Consort Jin, Hatice Muazzez Sultan, Zaynab an-Nafzawiyyat, Mihri?ah Valide Sultan, Himiltrude, Consort Chen Miaodeng, Amina Gul-Bahar, Consort Pan, Bezmi lem, Imperial Consort Zhen, Saliha Sultan, Chen Yuanyuan, Lady Nij?, Saliha Dil ub Sultan, Sultana Pertevniyal, Pilegesh, Consort Ban, Rahime Perestu, Tan Yuling, Tora Mosterstong, Consort Chen Farong, Handmaiden, ?ehsuvar Sultan, Baosi, Takano no Niigasa, ?evkefza Sultan, Bilhah, Consort Dun, G l st, Zenobia, Consort Pan Yunu, Consort Li, Nakayama Yoshiko, Kitsuno, G lcemal Sultan, Malusha, Imperial Concubine Chun, Zuo Fen, Monique Vinh Thuy, Huarui Furen, Consort Chen Guin, Temple of the Five Concubines, Regina, Haseki, Matsudaira Saku, Matsudaira Kiyo, Lady Chaa, Lady Lingiya. Excerpt: Wu Zetian (simplified Chinese: traditional Chinese: pinyin: W? Z ti?n, Mandarin pronunciation: ) (17 February 624 - 16 December 705), personal name Wu Zhao ( ), often referred to as Tian Hou ( ) during the Tang Dynasty and Empress Consort Wu ( ) in later times, was the only woman in the history of China to assume the title of Empress Regnant. As de facto ruler of China first through her husband and her sons from 665 to 690, not unprecedented in Chinese history, she then broke all precedents when she founded her own dynasty in 690, the Zhou (?) (interrupting the Tang Dynasty), and ruled personally under the name Sacred and Divine Empress Regnant ( ) and variat...

Two Years in the Forbidden City

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Two Years In The Forbidden City This book is about the small or hidden parts of Empress Dowager Cixi who was known to effectively controlled the chinese goverment in the late Ching Dynasty for 47 years. Empress Dowager Cixi was a concubine for Xianfeng Emperor and later became the empress dowager as soon as her son become the Tongzhi Emperor after the death of Xianfeng. She later appointed her nephew to become the next emperor on the death of her son.The Empress Dowager although known to refused to adopt the western model of goverment, she however supported the technological and military reform to strengthen the goverment. Princess Derling wrote this memoirs during her involvement with the empress. Her father was one of the goverment member and had sent her for western schools for education. She was then well versed with English and French.Apart from doing the court ladies work, she did all the interpretation as and when Empress Dowager Cixi attended to foreign visitors. Empress Dowager Cixi The Last Empress Of China This book, Two Years In the Forbidden City is about the hidden story or small details from the perspective of the court lady whom the empress had favoured. In her view, Empress Dowager Cixi is not the monster of depravity depicted in the popular press and in the second and third hand accounts left by foreigners who had lived in Beijing. The Last Empress Of China was actually to her an aging woman who loved beautiful things, had many regrets about the past and the way she had dealt with the many crises of her long reign, and apparently trusted Der Ling enough to share many memories and opinions with her. Read the whole 20 Chapters about Empress Dowager Cixi in this interesting book Two Years In The Forbidden City and get your copy from us today.

Qing Dynasty Empresses

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 30. Chapters: Empress Dowager Cixi, Empress Dowager Ci'an, Wan Rong, Empress Xiao Jing Cheng, Ulanara, the Step Empress, Empress Xiao Xian Chun, Fuca, Empress Xian Chun, Empress Dowager Longyu, Empress Xiao-Zhe, Empress Dowager Xiaozhuang, Niuhuru, Empress Quan Cheng, Weijiya, Empress Yi Chun, Niuhuru, Empress He Rui, Tunggiya, Empress Kang Zhang, Uya, Empress Gong Ren, Niuhuru, Empress Sheng Xian, Hitara, Empress Shu Rui, Lady Abahai, Donggo, Empress Xian Rui, Borjigit, Empress Duan Wen, Tunggiya, Empress Yi Ren, Ulanara, Empress Jing Xian, Heseri, Empress Cheng Ren, Tunggiya, Empress Shen Cheng, Borjigit, Empress Hui Zhang, Niuhuru, Empress Mu Cheng, Empress Xiao De, Niuhuru, Empress Zhao Ren, Empress Xiao Ci, Borjigit, Demoted Empress. Excerpt: Empress Dowager Cixi (Chinese: pinyin: C x T ih u; Wade-Giles: Tz'u-Hsi T'ai-hou) (29 November 1835 - 15 November 1908), of the Manchu Yehe Nara Clan, was a powerful and charismatic figure who became the de facto ruler of the Manchu Qing Dynasty in China for 47 years from 1861 to her death in 1908. Selected by the Xianfeng Emperor as a concubine in her adolescence, she climbed the ranks of Xianfeng's harem and gave birth to a son who became the Tongzhi Emperor upon Xianfeng's death. Cixi ousted a group of regents appointed by the late emperor and assumed regency over her young son with the Empress Dowager Ci'an. Cixi then consolidated control and established near-absolute rule over the dynasty. She installed her nephew as the Guangxu Emperor in 1875. A conservative ruler who refused to adopt Western models of government, Cixi rejected reformist views on government and placed Guangxu under house arrest in later years for supporting reformers. However, she supported technological and military modernization of China's armies. After Ronglu sabotaged the Chinese army during the Boxer Rebe...

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Empress Dowager Xiaozhuang

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Empress Xiaozhuang, (March 28, 1613 - January 27, 1688), known for the majority of her life under the title "Grand Empress Dowager," was the concubine of Emperor Huang Taiji, the mother of the Shunzhi Emperor and the grandmother of the Kangxi Emperor during the Qing Dynasty in China. She wielded significant influence over the Qing court during the rule of her son and grandson. Known for her wisdom and political ability, Xiaozhuang has become a largely respected figure in Chinese history, strictly in contrast to the despotic reputation of Empress Dowager Cixi.

Manchus

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Chapters: Puyi, Manchu, Lao She, Xianfeng Emperor, Empress Dowager Cixi, List of Manchu clans in alphabetical order, Zhang Zuolin, Lang Lang, Guangxu Emperor, Huang Taiji, Oboi, Kara Hui, Nurhaci, John Fugh, Empress Dowager Ci'an, Daoguang Emperor, Ma Zhanshan, Pujie, Booi Aha, Yoshiko Kawashima, Wu Chien-ch'uan, Qigong, Wan Rong, Wu Kung-i, Wu Ch'uan-yu, Huanren Manchu Autonomous County, Rosamund Kwan, Tongzhi Emperor, Wu Ta-k'uei, Hu Jun, Kathy Chow, Wu Kung-tsao, Yuyan, Ma Yueh-liang, Empress Xiao-Zhe, Tale of the Nisan Shaman, Empress Dowager Longyu, Aisin Gioro Yuhuan, Nara, Wu Ying-hua, Sarhuda, Wang Shuo, Anti-Qing sentiment, He Ping, Shi Mei Lin, Sheng Shicai, Brigitte Kwan, Xi Qia, Huisheng, Jin Youzhi, Wu Ta-ch'i, Empress Xiao Jing Chen, Wu Jing, Na Ying, Yinreng, Jirhangga, Wu Yen-hsia, Wu Ta-hsin, Niuhuru, Empress He Rui, Niuhuru, Empress Quan Cheng, Yinli, Prince Guo, Yinti, Prince Xun, Yinxiang, 1st Prince Yi, Mukden Palace, Weijiya, Empress Yi Chun, Niuhuru, Empress Sheng Xian, Fuca, Empress Xian Chun, Jin Yuzhang, Tan Yuling, Youlan, 2nd Princess Chun, Uya, Empress Gong Ren, Wu Kuang-yu, Yinsi, Prince Lian, Tunggiya, Empress Kang Zhang, Hooge, Prince Su, Lady Abahai, Borjigit, Empress Duan Wen, Tunggiya, Empress Yi Ren, Hitara, Empress Shu Rui, Ma Jiang Bao, Tunggiya, Empress Shen Cheng, Borjigit, Empress Hui Zhang, Donggo, Empress Xian Rui, Niuhuru, Empress Mu Cheng, Giocangga, Hengzhen, Heseri, Empress Cheng Ren, M ngke Tem r, Ulanara, Empress Jing Xian, Guan Wen, Hongzhou, Prince He, Massacre of Manchus during 1911 Chinese revolution, Consort Dun, Seven Grievances, Mingsioi, Empress Xiao De, Yongqi, Prince Rong, Mujangga, Ertai, Niuhuru, Empress Zhao Ren, Longkodo, Sonin, Imperial Noble Consort Chun Hui, Imperial Noble Consort Shu Jia, Imperial Noble Consort Zhuang Shun, Empress Xiao Ci, Cung an, Suksaha, Taksi, Hengkai, Jin Xing, Dai an, Consort Qi, Ebilun, Lady Lingiya, Fuman, Mu Pai Nai, Sibeoci Fiyangg, Tol...http: //booksllc.net/?id=264799

Chinese Imperial Consorts

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 47. Chapters: Han Dynasty imperial consorts, Jin Dynasty imperial consorts, Liu Song imperial consorts, Qing Dynasty imperial consorts, Tang Dynasty imperial consorts, Concubine Qi, Empress Dowager Cixi, Yang Guifei, Consort Fu, Shangguan Wan'er, Consort Xiao, Consort Wu, Consort Feng Yuan, Fragrant Concubine, Consort Guo, Consort Yang, Consort Zhang Lihua, Imperial Consort Jin, Consort Zhao Hede, Consort Chen Miaodeng, Consort Dugu, Consort Pan, Consort Wang, Imperial Consort Zhen, Wang Zhaojun, Consort Ban, Tan Yuling, Consort Niu, Consort Chen Farong, The Imperial Noble Consort Gong Shun, Consort Song, Lady Abahai, Consort Yao, Consort Liang, Imperial Noble Consort Chun Hui, Li Yuqin, Consort Dun, Bu Lianshi, Imperial consorts of Tang China, Consort Pan Yunu, Imperial Noble Consort Qing Gong, Wen Xiu, Imperial Concubine Chun, Noble Consort Ying, Imperial Noble Consort Zhuang Shun, Worthy Lady Shun, Imperial Noble Consort Hui Xian, Consort Shu, Lady Xun, Noble Consort Xun, Noble Consort Wan, Consort Chen Guin, Consort Xiang, Borjigit, the Consort Chen, Consort He, Noble Consort Xin, Consort Zhou, Consort Jia. Excerpt: Empress Dowager Cixi (Chinese: pinyin: C x? T ih u; Wade-Giles: Tz'u-Hsi T'ai-hou) (29 November 1835 - 15 November 1908), of the Manchu Yehe Nara Clan, was a powerful and charismatic figure who became the de facto ruler of the Manchu Qing Dynasty in China for 47 years from 1861 to her death in 1908. Selected by the Xianfeng Emperor as a concubine in her adolescence, she climbed the ranks of Xianfeng's harem and gave birth to a son who became the Tongzhi Emperor upon Xianfeng's death. Cixi ousted a group of regents appointed by the late emperor and assumed regency over her young son with the Empress Dowager Ci'an. Cixi then consolidated control and established near-absolute rule over the dynasty. She installed h...

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The Empress and Mrs Conger

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This is the story of two women from worlds that could not seem farther apart--imperial China and the American Midwest--who found common ground before and after one of the greatest clashes between East and West, the fifty-five day siege of the Beijing foreign legations known as the Boxer Uprising. Using diaries, letters and other sources,The Empress and Mrs. Congertraces the parallel lives of Empress Dowager Cixi and American ambassador's wife Sarah Pike Conger, which converged to alter their perspectives of each other and each other's worlds. Grant Hayter-Menziesis the author ofImperial Masquerade: The Legend of Princess Der Lingand the biographer of stage and screen stars Charlotte Greenwood and Billie Burke. "Sarah Conger's story is worth telling for many reasons. She occupied a point in time that makes her interesting, but the author demonstrates that she is interesting in her own right-a flawed and fascinating individual whose story we want to read not for what we learn about Chinese history, but for what we learn about a woman profoundly typical of her era and class leading a life of determination in the belief that the right combination of positive attitudes and common sense must win out over adversity." - Timothy Brook, University of British Columbia

The Therapeutic Tug of War

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Cixi

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A biography of Empress Dowager Cixi who ruled over China from 1861 through 1908 that discusses how she rose to power and the challenges she faced as a leader.

The Last Emperors

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The Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) was the last and arguably the greatest of the conquest dynasties to rule China. Its rulers, Manchus from the north, held power for three centuries despite major cultural and ideological differences with the Han majority. In this book, Evelyn Rawski offers a bold new interpretation of the remarkable success of this dynasty, arguing that it derived not from the assimilation of the dominant Chinese culture, as has previously been believed, but rather from an artful synthesis of Manchu leadership styles with Han Chinese policies.

Women Leaders of China

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 54. Chapters: Soong May-ling, Jiang Qing, Wu Zetian, Empress Dowager Cixi, Princess Taiping, Empress Lu Zhi, Empress Dowager Hu, Empress Feng, Empress Dowager Ci'an, Soong Ching-ling, Empress Deng Sui, Empress Liu Jingyan, Wu Yi, Empress Liang Na, Empress Dowager Longyu, Empress Xiao, Mother Lu. Excerpt: Wu Zetian (simplified Chinese: traditional Chinese: pinyin: W Zeti n, Mandarin pronunciation: ) (17 February 624 - 16 December 705), personal name Wu Zhao ( ), often referred to as Tian Hou ( ) during the Tang Dynasty and Empress Consort Wu ( ) in later times, was the only woman in the history of China to assume the title of Empress Regnant. As de facto ruler of China first through her husband and her sons from 665 to 690, not unprecedented in Chinese history, she then broke all precedents when she founded her own dynasty in 690, the Zhou ( ) (interrupting the Tang Dynasty), and ruled personally under the name Sacred and Divine Empress Regnant ( ) and variations thereof from 690 to 705. Her rise and reign has been criticized harshly by Confucian historians but has been viewed in a different light after the 1950s. Wu was born in Lizhou ( ) (modern day Guangyuan City in Sichuan Province) in 624, the seventh year of Emperor Gaozu of Tang's reign. In the same year, a total eclipse of the Sun was visible across China. Her father Wu Shihuo was engaged in the timber business and the family was relatively well off. During the final years of Emperor Yang of Sui, Li Yuan ( ) (who would go on to become Emperor Gaozu of Tang), whilst holding appointments in both Hedong and Taiyuan, Li stayed in the Wu household many times and became close to the Wu family. After Li Yuan overthrew Emperor Yang, he was generous to the Wu family, providing them with money, grain, land and clothing. Once the...

Zaiyi Prince Duan

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. ShorttitleZaiyi or Prince Duan (1856-1922) was a Manchu statesman during the late Qing dynasty. An advisor and close ally of Empress dowager Cixi, whose niece he had married, he was an opponent of the Hundred Days' Reform. After the reformist movement was crushed, he had his son, Pujun, designed as heir to the Tongzhi emperor, and thus as heir presumptive to the Guangxu emperor. A leading conservative and strongly anti-foreign politician, prince Duan was one of the main imperial supporters of the Righteous Harmony Society (or Boxers) during the Boxer Rebellion, and arranged a meeting between Cixi and Boxer leader Cao Futian. In 1899, he set up his own armed forces, known as the Tiger and Divine Corps .

Local global

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Local/Global: Women Artists in the Nineteenth Century is the first book to investigate women artists working in disparate parts of the world. This pioneering collection addresses issues at the heart of feminist and post-colonial studies: the nature of difference, discrepant modernities and cross-cultural encounters. Written in a lively and accessible style, this lavishly illustrated volume offers fresh perspectives on women, art and identity. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of women artists and the art of the nineteenth century.

Dowager Empress Cixi Elegance of the Late Qing

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Traditional Chinese Costumes

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"The costumes of the major historical periods in China each have their own particular characteristics, and yet are subtly connected, borrowing and learning from each other and developing from one generation to the next. This book showcases the clothing of emperors and empresses, government officials, warriors, the upper classes and the common people of China from the Western Zhou dynasty to modern times. Photographs of leaders such as the Empress Dowager Cixi, and their garments, as well as paintings, figures, and illustrations show the costume styles of people of all ranks and walks of life. An appendix outlines the evolution of clothing and accessories throughout Chinese history. Includes two perforated postcards."

Rereading Modern Chinese History

Author : Zhu Weizheng
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Rereading Modern Chinese History is a collection of short essays on aspects of the history of the Qing dynasty, a regime dominated by Manchus that ruled China from 1644 to 1911. Using sources from that period and earlier, the book addresses key themes on the nature of Qing rule.