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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The Dowager Empress Tzu Hsi, ruling from behind the silk curtain, held extraordinary power during the last decades of China's tottering empire. Her name has always been linked with unflattering ... Read full review

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ONE Lady Yehenara
TWO Foreign Devils
THREE The Palace Coup

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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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