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The great empress dowager of China

by Philip Walsingham Sergeant

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Published by Dodd, Mead & Co. in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Cixi, Empress dowager of China, 1835-1908.,
  • China -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Philip W. Sergeant ...
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 344 p. :
    Number of Pages344
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24153950M
    OCLC/WorldCa5704652

    For fans and scholars alike, it is instructive to weigh her character against the legacy of one of the most well-known female regents in world history, China’s empress dowager Cixi. She was one of the last women in world history to rule as a dowager and is almost synonymous with the term.   The Empress Dowager Cixi ruled China, mostly directly, from the death of her husband, Emperor Xianfeng, in to her own death in , an era .

    Cruel, vicious, depraved as well as extravagant, she was nonetheless considered by some a great stateswoman. Her fascinating story, in the deft hands of Charlotte Haldane, rea Tzu Hsi was the Empress Dowager, ruler of China, from /5(1). A New York Times Notable Book Empress Dowager Cixi (–) is the most important woman in Chinese history. She ruled China for decades and brought a medieval empire into the modern age. At the age of sixteen, in a nationwide selection for royal consorts, Cixi was chosen as one of the emperor’s numerous concubines.

    Empress Dowager Cixi The Concubine Who Launched Modern China (Book): Chang, Jung, In this ground-breaking biography, Jung Chang vividly describes how Empress Dowager Cixi fought against monumental obstacles to change China. Under her the ancient country attained virtually all the attributes of a modern state: industries, railways, electricity, telegraph, and an army and navy with up.   At the end of the book, say (in addition): "End of With the Empress Dowager of China, by Katharine Carl. " There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording. [*]Example filename withtheempressdowagerofchina_##3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. 3).


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A history of China and the Ch’ing court in Cixi’s lifetime with an emphasis on her influence for good or bad on China’ government and position in the world.

Read by: 1. From inside the book: WHEN I went out to China to edit the Hongkong Daily Press the Boxer troubles were just approaching their acutest point. It was customary then for foreign journalists and other residents on the China coast to speak of the Empress Dowager as a bloodthirsty old harridan, a murderous-hearted hag, and the like.5/5(1).

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Get this from a library. With the empress dowager of China. [Katharine A Carl] -- The author, the artist who painted the portrait of the Empress Dowager of China, was the only Westerner ever to live as a member of the Chinese court.

This book is an account of the author's time. Wu Zetian (17 February – 16 December ), alternatively named Wu Zhao, Wu Hou (Empress Wu), and during the later Tang dynasty as Tian Hou, was a Chinese sovereign who ruled unofficially as power behind the throne and empress consort and later officially as regent plenipotentiary, empress dowager, and empress regnant (皇帝) during the brief Zhou dynasty (周, –), which Father: Wu Shiyue.

OCLC Number: Description: xiii, pages frontispiece, plates, portraits 23 cm: Contents: The birth of Yehonala --China and the West --The reign of Hienfung --The empress enters political life --The joint regency: rise of Li Hung Chang --The missionary question in Tze-Hi's lifetime --The reign of Tze-Hi's son --Tze-Hi the emperor maker --Tze-Hi sole regent --The empress in.

China under the empress dowager, being the history of the life and times of Tzǔ Hsi, comp. from the state papers and the private diary of the comptroller of her household by J. P Bland (Book) 2 editions published between and in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide.

Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Sergeant, Philip W. (Philip Walsingham), Great empress dowager of China.

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The Empress Dowager Cixi ( - ) brought destruction to the Qing Dynasty, the last feudal dynasty in the long history of China. Written with charm, this book is a delightful exploration of the history of her extraordinary life and long reign, relating both historical facts.

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Book digitized by Google from the library of the University of California and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user.The Guangxu Emperor (14 August – 14 November ), personal name Zaitian, was the eleventh Emperor of the Qing dynasty, and the ninth Qing emperor to rule over China proper.

His reign lasted from tobut in practice he ruled, without Empress Dowager Cixi's influence, only from to He initiated the Hundred Days' Reform, but was abruptly stopped when the empress.A New York Times Notable Book Empress Dowager Cixi (–) is the most important woman in Chinese history.

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