Empress Dowager CIXI: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China: Anchor Books

Autor Jung Chang
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 9 sep 2014

A "New York Times" Notable Book
An NPR Best Book of the Year
In 1852, at age sixteen, Cixi was chosen as one of Emperor Xianfeng s numerous concubines. When he died in 1861, their five-year-old son succeeded to the throne. Cixi at once launched a coup against her son s regents and placed herself as the true source of power governing through a silk screen that separated her from her male officials.
Drawing on newly available sources, Jung Chang comprehensively overturns Cixi s reputation as a conservative despot. Cixi s extraordinary reign saw the birth of modern China. Under her, the ancient country attained industries, railways, electricity, and a military with up-to-date weaponry. She abolished foot-binding, inaugurated women s liberation, and embarked on a path to introduce voting rights. Packed with drama, this groundbreaking biography powerfully reforms our view of a crucial period in China s and the world s history."

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ISBN-13: 9780307456700
ISBN-10: 0307456706
Pagini: 464
Dimensiuni: 155 x 231 x 36 mm
Greutate: 0.7 kg
Editura: Anchor Books
Colecția Anchor Books
Seria Anchor Books

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Jung Chang


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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.