The Dragon Empress Life and Times of Tz'u-Hsi 1835 -1908 Empress Dowager of China

By: Warner, Marina

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This is a fascinating and sweeping book about the Empress Dowager of China. She was opportunistic, ruthless, malicious, and xenophobic. While her determination held the empire together for nearly 50 years her reactionary, Sino-centric view of the world plunged China into poverty. Civil war, and ultimately brought about the end to the Ch'ing Dynasty. The author recreates in panoramic detail the reign of this indomitable, fascinating woman. There are many color paintings and black & white photographs. The dust jacket shows the detail of a robe embroidered with a phoenix, the emblem of Tz'u-hsi, and said to be worn by her. The book has a spot at the front and back bottom that is discolored, and also at the spine bottom. The heavy DJ has wear at the corners, a 1/2" tear at the top, minor wear at the bottom edge, minor wear at the top spine and a 1/2" tear at the top back. There is also a small split at the bottom back near the spine. Along the spine there are scratches to the glossy finish that go to the white backing of the jacket. Includes index. ; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall

Title: The Dragon Empress Life and Times of Tz'u-Hsi 1835 -1908 Empress Dowager of China

Author: Warner, Marina

Illustrator: Illustrated by Photographs

Categories: Royalty,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, The MacMillan Company: 1972

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket

Seller ID: 001256

Keywords: Revolution Civil War Poverty Biography,