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Empress dowager Cixi : the concubine who launched modern China / Jung Chang.

Chang, Jung, 1952- (Author).
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J.N. Desmarais Library DS 763.63 C58 C43 2013 30007008936733 Circulation (3rd floor) Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780307357540
  • ISBN: 0307357546
  • Physical Description: xiii, 436 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), map, portraits (some colour) ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto : Random House of Canada, 2013.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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 -- 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 (1861-1875) -- 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) -- Emperor Guangxu takes over (1889-1898). Guangxu alienated from Cixi (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) -- To the front of the stage (1898-1901). The reforms of 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) -- 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 -- China after Empress Dowager Cixi.
Summary, etc.: "From the beloved, internationally bestselling author of Wild Swans, and co-author of the bestselling Mao: The Unknown Story, the dramatic, epic biography of the unusual woman who ruled China for 50 years, from concubine to Empress, overturning centuries of traditions and formalities to bring China into the modern world."-- From publisher.
Subject: Cixi, Empress dowager of China, 1835-1908.
Empresses > China > Biography.
China > History > Guangxu, 1875-1908.

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