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Empress Dowager Cixi : The Concubine Who Launched Modern China

Baker & Taylor

Empress Dowager Cixi : The Concubine Who Launched Modern China

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The co-author of the best-selling Mao: The Unknown Story presents an epic portrait of the 19th-century empress that provides coverage of the coup that rendered her regent after her father's death, her defiance of centuries of traditions and formalities and her role in introducing Western political ideas and technologies.