Empress Dowager Cixi
The Concubine Who Launched Modern ChinaBook - 2013
In this ground-breaking biography, Jung Chang vividly describes how Empress Dowager Cixi fought against monumental obstacles to change China. Under her the ancient country attained virtually all the attributes of a modern state: industries, railways, electricity, telegraph, and an army and navy with up-to-date weaponry.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013
Edition: First American edition
Characteristics: [xv], 436 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm