Dragon lady: the life and legend of the last empress of China

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Knopf, 1992 - Biography & Autobiography - 601 pages
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The author of The Soong Dynasty gives us our most vivid and reliable biography yet of the Dowager Empress Tzu Hsi, remembered through the exaggeration and falsehood of legend as the ruthless Manchu concubine who seduced and murdered her way to the Chinese throne in 1861. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Review: Dragon Lady: The Life and Legend of the Last Empress of China

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The author spends most of the time justifying Empress Cixi's life and choices and, specially, criticizing other biographers. Therefore, the prose is very poor. Not good entertainment and not even good as a history revision. I didn't even finish the book. Read full review

Review: Dragon Lady: The Life and Legend of the Last Empress of China

User Review  - Livia Frossard - Goodreads

The author spends most of the time justifying Empress Cixi's life and choices and, specially, criticizing other biographers. Therefore, the prose is very poor. Not good entertainment and not even good as a history revision. I didn't even finish the book. Read full review

Contents

ONE Lady Yehenara
18
TWO Foreign Devils
42
THREE The Palace Coup
59
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About the author (1992)

Sterling Seagrave grew up on the China-Burma border. For many years an investigative reporter in Asia, he is the author of Yellow Rain, The Marcos Dynasty, Dragon Lady, The Soong Dynasty, and Lords of the Rim. Peggy Seagrave is Sterling’ s wife and longtime collaborator. They live in Europe.

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