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Imperial Woman is the fictionalized biography of the last Empress in China, Ci-xi, who began as a concubine of the Xianfeng Emperor and on his death became the de facto head of the Qing Dynasty until her death in 1908.Buck recreates the life of one of the most intriguing rulers during a time of intense turbulence.Tzu Hsi was born into one of the lowly ranks of the Imperial dynasty. According to custom, she moved to the Forbidden City at the age of seventeen to become one of hundreds of concubines. But her singular beauty and powers of manipulation quickly moved her into the position of Second Consort.Tzu Hsi was feared and hated by many in the court, but adored by the people. The Empress's rise to power (even during her husband's life) parallels the story of China's transition from the ancient to the modern way.

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ISBN:
9781559210355
Author:
Buck, Pearl S.
Publisher:
Moyer Bell
Location:
Mount Kisco, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
History
Subject:
American
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
China
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Biographical fiction
Subject:
Empresses
Subject:
Empresses -- China -- Fiction.
Subject:
China History 19th century Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Series:
Oriental Novels of Pearl S. Buck
Series Volume:
3rd
Publication Date:
20041231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
376
Dimensions:
8.47x5.53x1.11 in. 1.11 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Imperial Woman is the fictionalized biography of the last Empress in China, Ci-xi, who began as a concubine of the Xianfeng Emperor and on his death became the de facto head of the Qing Dynasty until her death in 1908.Buck recreates the life of one of the most intriguing rulers during a time of intense turbulence.Tzu Hsi was born into one of the lowly ranks of the Imperial dynasty. According to custom, she moved to the Forbidden City at the age of seventeen to become one of hundreds of concubines. But her singular beauty and powers of manipulation quickly moved her into the position of Second Consort.Tzu Hsi was feared and hated by many in the court, but adored by the people. The Empress's rise to power (even during her husband's life) parallels the story of China's transition from the ancient to the modern way.
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