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The Empress Of China

Author : Philip Chadwick Foster Smith
ISBN : UOM:39015008418991
Genre : Business & Economics
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Category: Business & Economics

Cixi

Author : Sean Price
ISBN : 0531185559
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Profiles Cixi, the Empress of China, from being one of Emperor Xianfeng's concubines and her devious rise to power to the consequences of supporting the Boxers, an army of Chinese peasants who resisted reform with brutality.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Dragon Of Heaven

Author : Dave Bouchard
ISBN : 1551925257
Genre : Art
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Here is the fictionalized story of Tz-u-his, better known as the Empress Dowager, the controversial woman who ruled China for almost half a century. This sumptuous book combines 25 majestic oil paintings of the Empress by renowned artist Zhong-Yang Huang with engaging, anecdote-studded text by celebrated storyteller David Bouchard.Tz-u-his (1833-1908) began life as a concubine but managed to rule China while a series of lovers and finally her son actually sat on the throne. In a series of extraordinary, luminous paintings, Zhong-Yang Huang takes us inside the Forbidden Palace as statesmen, courtesans and eunuchs play out the final years of the doomed Ch'ing Dynasty.
Category: Art

Empress Wu The Great

Author : X. L. Woo
ISBN : 9780875866628
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Europe and Great Britain have had many sovereign queens in the course of history. In ancient China, there was none of that. Only one Empress ever ruled China in her own name OCo Empress Wu. Given her startling performance in a world of deadly intrigue and shifting loyalties, Wu is still respected as an effective and clear-sighted ruler."
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Imperial Woman

Author : Pearl S. Buck
ISBN : 9781480421189
Genre : Fiction
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From the Nobel Prize–winning author of The Good Earth: the New York Times–bestselling biography of Tzu Hsi, the concubine who became China’s last empress. In Imperial Woman, Pearl S. Buck brings to life the amazing story of Tzu Hsi, who rose from concubine status to become the working head of the Qing Dynasty. Born from a humble background, Tzu Hsi falls in love with her cousin Jung Lu, a handsome guard—but while still a teenager she is selected, along with her sister and hundreds of other girls, for relocation to the Forbidden City. Already set apart on account of her beauty, she’s determined to be the emperor’s favorite, and devotes all of her talent and cunning to the task. When the emperor dies, she finds herself in a role of supreme power, one she’ll command for nearly fifty years. Much has been written about Tzu Hsi, but no other novel recreates her life—the extraordinary personality, together with the world of court intrigue and the period of national turmoil with which she dealt—as well as Imperial Woman. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Pearl S. Buck including rare images from the author’s estate.
Category: Fiction

Empress Wu Zetian In Fiction And In History

Author : Dora Shu-fang Dien
ISBN : UOM:39015061332741
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Gender distinction in China, as one observes it through the study of the culture, society, and individual psychology, reveals both major transitions in the role of women but remarkable continuity in the appreciation of their capabilities. This book explores such changes and continuity as evidenced in Chinese mythologies, fictional writings and historical biographies set against the backdrop of Confucianism, evolving Daoism (Taoism), and Buddhist influences, and concludes with what implications this has for gender equality in modern China. The life of Empress Wu Zetian and her accomplishments serve to illustrate how a woman was able to negotiate the realities of societal constraints and came to manage a complex empire in Tang China. The reader will also enjoy tales of adventure and romance in legend and in fiction as women found ways to participate in public life in the dynastic past. Mirror; Tang's Commentary on Chinese Society; The Rise and Fall of the Historical Empress Wu; Empress Wu's Achievements; Gender Distinctions in Traditional China; Women in Legend and Fiction; Overcoming the Legacy of Confucianism: Urban Educated Women; References; Index.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Wu

Author : Jonathan Clements
ISBN : 1909771104
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With The Empress Dowager Of China

Author : Katharine Augusta Carl
ISBN : 9780710302182
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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First published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Last Empress

Author : Anchee Min
ISBN : 9781408828991
Genre : Fiction
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At the end of the nineteenth century China is rocked by foreign attacks and local rebellions. The only constant is the power wielded by one woman, Tzu Hsi, also known as Empress Orchid, who must face the perilous condition of her empire and devastating personal losses. In this sequel to the bestselling Empress Orchid, Anchee Min brings to life one of the most important figures in Chinese history, a very human leader who sacrifices all she has to protect both those she loves and her doomed empire.
Category: Fiction

Papers Of Robert Morris 1781 84

Author : Robert Morris
ISBN : 082297049X
Genre : United States
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Although Robert Morris (1734-1806), "the Financier of the American Revolution," was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution, a powerful committee chairman in the Continental Congress, an important figure in Pennsylvania politics, and perhaps the most prominent businessman of his day, he is today least known of the great national leaders of the Revolutionary era.This oversight is being rectified by this definitive publication project that transcribes and carefully annotates the Office of Finance diary, correspondence, and other official papers written by Morris during his administration as superintendent of finance from 1781 to 1784.
Category: United States

The Last Empress

Author : Keith Laidler
ISBN : 9780470864265
Genre : History
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In 1851, a sixteen-year-old girl named Yehonala entered the Imperial Palace of China as a concubine third grade, leaving behind her family, the love of her life, and nearly all contact with the outside world. She emerged as Tsu Hsi, Dowager Empress of China and one of the most powerful autocrats in history. A fascinating tale of love, betrayal, murder, intrigue, and survival, The Last Empress offers remarkable insight into life behind the closed doors of the forbidden city.
Category: History

Empress Orchid

Author : Anchee Min
ISBN : 9780747588207
Genre : Fiction
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To rescue her family from poverty and avoid marrying her slope-shouldered cousin, seventeen-year-old Orchid competes to be one of the Emperor's wives. When she is chosen as a lower-ranking concubine she enters the erotically charged and ritualised Forbidden City. But beneath its immaculate façade lie whispers of murders and ghosts, and the thousands of concubines will stoop to any lengths to bear the Emperor's son. Orchid trains herself in the art of pleasuring a man, bribes her way into the royal bed, and seduces the monarch, drawing the attention of dangerous foes. Little does she know that China will collapse around her, and that she will be its last Empress.
Category: Fiction

The Empress Of Bright Moon

Author : Weina Dai Randel
ISBN : 9781492613602
Genre : Fiction
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"The author's talent for dramatic, well-timed dialogue, and portrayal of women's friendships and emotions-especially dislikes, jealousy, and fear - intensifies the reader's understanding of palace intrigue."—Booklist, STARRED Review In the captivating sequel to The Moon in the Palace, Mei must protect her people from a murderous empress to realize her destiny as the most powerful woman in China. At the moment of the Emperor's death, everything changes in the palace. Mei, his former concubine, is free, and Pheasant, the heir and Mei's lover, is proclaimed as the new Emperor, heralding a new era in China. But just when Mei believes she's closer to her dream, Pheasant's chief wife, Lady Wang, powerful and unpredictable, turns against Mei and takes unthinkable measures to stop her. The power struggle that ensues will determine Mei's fate and that of China. Surrounded by enemies within the palace that she calls home, Mei continues her journey to the throne in The Empress of Bright Moon, the second book in Weina Dai Randel's acclaimed duology. Only by fighting back against those who wish her harm will Mei be able to realize her destiny as the most powerful woman in China.
Category: Fiction

Intercontinental S Best Of China

Author : Eugene Law
ISBN : 7508504291
Genre : China
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"Written mostly by native English speakers who are long-term China residents, and edited by people who live and work in China, this book leads a fresh perspective on all things Chinese. It melds foreign and local perspectives into a seamless narrative that allows new light to be cast on China's cities." -- BACK COVER.
Category: China

Devil Dog

Author : David Talbot
ISBN : 9781439117743
Genre : History
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Pulp History brings to life extraordinary feats of bravery, violence, and redemption that history has forgotten. These stories are so dramatic and thrilling they have to be true. In DEVIL DOG, the most decorated Marine in history fights for America across the globe—and returns home to set his country straight. Smedley Butler took a Chinese bullet to the chest at age eighteen, but that did not stop him from running down rebels in Nicaragua and Haiti, or from saving the lives of his men in France. But when he learned that America was trading the blood of Marines to make Wall Street fat cats even fatter, Butler went on a crusade. He threw the gangsters out of Philadelphia, faced down Herbert Hoover to help veterans, and blew the lid off a plot to overthrow FDR.
Category: History

Unbecoming British

Author : Kariann Akemi Yokota
ISBN : 9780199779918
Genre : History
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What can homespun cloth, stuffed birds, quince jelly, and ginseng reveal about the formation of early American national identity? In this wide-ranging and bold new interpretation of American history and its Founding Fathers, Kariann Akemi Yokota shows that political independence from Britain fueled anxieties among the Americans about their cultural inferiority and continuing dependence on the mother country. Caught between their desire to emulate the mother country and an awareness that they lived an ocean away on the periphery of the known world, they went to great lengths to convince themselves and others of their refinement. Taking a transnational approach to American history, Yokota examines a wealth of evidence from geography, the decorative arts, intellectual history, science, and technology to underscore that the process of "unbecoming British" was not an easy one. Indeed, the new nation struggled to define itself economically, politically, and culturally in what could be called America's postcolonial period. Out of this confusion of hope and exploitation, insecurity and vision, a uniquely American identity emerged.
Category: History

Leaves From My Chinese Scrapbook

Author : Frederic Henry Balfour
ISBN : 9781136380006
Genre : Social Science
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First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: Social Science

The Empress And The Silkworm

Author : Lily Toy Hong
ISBN : 0807520098
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Recounts the Chinese legend of how the first silk cloth was made when the young Chinese empress Si Ling-Chi learns through a dream that the shining strands from a cocoon can be woven into fabric.
Category: Juvenile Fiction